PASS in Melbourne: Bart Willoughby

Legendary musician Bart Willoughby joins us on the Pan African Space Station LIVE from MUMA in Melbourne for a live performance on Saturday 13 April from 15:00 – 16:00 (AEST).

Multi-instrumentalist and pioneering Aboriginal reggae artist Bart Willoughby was a founding member of the influential No Fixed Address in the early 80s and Mixed Relations in the 90s.

He was the first Indigenous artist to score a feature film, the first to sign a record deal and tour internationally with No Fixed Address. He is currently touring and continuing to record albums with Mixed Relations, now known as The Bart Willoughby Band.

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PASS in Melbourne: Olugbade Okunade

Composer, singer and trumpeter Olugbade Okunade joins us on the Pan African Space Station LIVE from MUMA in Melbourne for a live performance featuring Enoch Ogiemwanre on Thursday 11 April from 17:30 -18:00 (AEST). Part of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Egypt 80 (led by Seun Kuti) for 14 years, Olugbade Okunade, now based in Melbourne, is passionate about staying true to the form of Nigerian Afrobeat. His band, Alárìíyá presents a unique style that draws on funk, juju, highlife and afrobeat and is fast becoming a well …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Melbourne: Sista Zai Zanda

Storyteller, educator, curator and radio presenter Sista Zai Zanda joins us on the Pan African Space Station, LIVE from MUMA in Melbourne from 11-13 April. Zimbabwean born and raised Sista Zai is an active and respected member of the arts and cultural community in Melbourne. Since 2015, she has hosted and curated the Pan Afrikan Poets Café, a pop-up literary event combining beats, performance and poetry by and about African and First Nations’ artists and storytellers.     Sista Zai …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Melbourne: Lady Lash

Vocalist and rapper Lady Lash, joins us on the Pan African Space Station LIVE from MUMA in Melbourne for a live performance on Friday 12 April from 17:00 – 18:00 (AEST). Hip hop and jazz singer Crystal Clyne Mastosavvas, most commonly known as Lady Lash, is quickly becoming one of the most prolific songwriters and performers in Australia. Experimenting with different musical styles, interwoven with powerful spiritual storytelling, Lady Lash’s sound is one that speaks to many. Here latest single Yadu, …  ( continue reading

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PASS presents: DUMAMA & KECHOU with special guest Madala ‘Bafo’ Kunene

The Pan African Space Station will be hosting DUMAMA & KECHOU for an intimate live concert, featuring special guest, music legend Madala ‘Bafo’ Kunene on Wednesday 20 March 2019 from 7pm. The event will take place at our new home, The Chimurenga Factory in Woodstock, Cape Town (157 Victoria Road) DUMAMA (Gugulethu Duma) and KECHOU (Kerim Melik Becker) experiment with the infinite conversation between past and future through live looping of vocals and hand-made instruments from different parts of Africa …  ( continue reading

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PASS is going to Australia!

From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) entitled Shapes of Knowledge, the Pan African Space Station will land in Melbourne, Australia. In collaboration with artists, activists and cultural workers based in the city, PASS will study, among other histories, Australia’s participation in The Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) which took place in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977. Using our studio as a capsule for further entanglement, …  ( continue reading

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Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts

In April 2018, we welcomed back Georgia Anne Muldrow and her “ancestral orchestra” feat. Thandi Ntuli Quartet and The Monkey Nuts to Pan African Space Station (PASS). Below is an excerpt of that night. Breathe!  ( continue reading

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PASS landing at La Colonie, Paris

  Chimurenga returned to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we installed a live radio station and a research library, and hosted talks, screenings and performances that asked ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. The equation was simple: the length of a Congolese president’s reign is proportional to his/her willingness to honour the principle that the resources of …  ( continue reading

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Imperial Tiger Orchestra – LIVE at Albert Hall, Cape Town

Listen to Imperial Tiger Orchestra, featuring Endress Hassan, LIVE at Albert Hall, Woodstock on 1 October 2010. Switzerland based Imperial Tiger Orchestra, in a unique collaboration with Ethiopian singer Endress Hassen, chart a similarly timeless trajectory, mixing ancient Ethiopian traditions with killer big-band hooks and fierce grooves that betray a future-forward electronic vision  ( continue reading

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Kyle Shepherd – LIVE at St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town

Listen to the jazz pianist and composer’s trio set, recorded live at St. George’s Cathedral on 30 September 2010. Kyle Shepherd’s music displays a timelessness that challenges musical dichotomies. A skilled jazz composer, bandleader and pianist, he roots his sound in unique rhythms, harmonies and melodic devices of Cape Town and South Africa. But he’s unafraid to chart new territories, teaming up with fellow young jazz guns Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums) to fearlessly blaze a trail …  ( continue reading

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