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LIBERATION RADIO: BOKANI DYER’S RADIO SECHABA

As part of our ongoing study of the cultural work of liberation movements in the struggle against apartheid and colonialism, we’re proud to present a rare Cape Town performance of Bokani Dyer’s Radio Sechaba.

Pianist Bokani Dyer is an inheritor of the spirit of the music unit of the liberationist, Gaborone-based Medu Arts Ensemble – famously led during the 1980s by Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekala, and featuring Bokani’s father, the saxophonist Steve Dyer. Radio Sechaba continues the search for a southern African sound, and updates Medu’s anthemic music into a soundtrack for the nation.

Sitting in on this session are:
BONJ (vocals)
Benjamin Jephta (bass)
Robin Fassie (trumpet)
Julio Sigauque (guitar)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums)
Bokani Dyer (keys)

Saturday, 30 September 2023 from 7pm
Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Road, Woodstock, Cape Town)

R200 online here.
R250 at the door.

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Chimurenga presents SOCIAL BREATH

In commemoration of the fighting spirit of 16 June 76 we present a once-off performance of SOCIAL BREATH by ASHER GAMEDZE and the BLACK LUNGS, a collective featuring some of Cape Town’s finest improvisers in creative black music, including: Sean Sanby (bass), Nobuhle Ashanti (keys), Jed Petersen (tenor sax), Tumi Pheko (trumpet), Athi Ngcaba (trombone), Garth Erasmus (alto sax), Tina Mene (vocals), Ru Slayen (percussion) and Asher Gamedze (drums) Friday, 16 June 2023 from 7pm Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION MUSIC AT THE CHIMURENGA FACTORY – OCTOBER 2022

We are proud to present two ensemble performances at the Chimurenga Factory this October – Tumi Mogorosi’s Group Theory:Black Music and Malcolm Jiyane’s Tree-O. Group Theory:Black Music is the latest contribution from drummer Tumi Mogorosi. It continues the exploration into South Africa’s longstanding chorale tradition from Mogorosi’s debut album Project Elo. Mogorosi is joined by vocalist Themba Maseko, who directs the voices of Busisiwe Phetoe, Forunate Jwara and Brenda Thulo, as well as Andile Yenana (piano), Reza Khota (guitar), Dalisu …  ( continue reading

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we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming (Listening Session #2) – live on PASS – 06 Oct 2022 from 8:30pm

[Sketch by Myriam Pruvot courtesy of archive of Yasmina Reggad] With ‘Listening Session #2’, Yasmina Reggad extends an invitation to historian, researcher and performer Saphia Arezki (Marseille, France) to dive together into her sound archive gathered during the artist’ long-term research we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming, that investigates the liberation movements’ broadcasts aired by the Algerian National Broadcasting Company (RTA) in the 60s and 70s. Drawing on her previous polyglot and polyphonic sonic productions that echoed …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO

Liberation Radio is an ongoing query on knowledge production via African sound worlds, and long-term research on broadcasting and cultural initiatives by liberation movements across the continent. Our research focuses on the city-studios of Cairo, Accra, Conakry, Algiers, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and more, the so-called revolutionary capitals which hosted and generated this production through their own national broadcasting infrastructure. Through this study we would to map the circulation of ideas through these places, amidst regime changes and the shifty …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: DAR ES SALAAM – 14 AUGUST 2022 from 2pm

2pm – Liberation Dance: When Tarzan Met the African Freedom Fighter An ongoing exploration of struggle music – literally, music produced by and through the movements and people involved in Africa’s liberation struggle, rather than about it. “Struggle Music” is also a misnomer, it designates collective expression which, although musical, refuses to be “music” – or the process of individuation that produces it. It helps us demarcate from what is customarily called “protest music” – which, at times, may be …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: DAR ES SALAAM – 13 AUGUST 2022 from 2pm

[The mighty band Afro 70 in performance in Dar es Salaam, 1970s]   2pm – Liberation Dance: Toyi-Toyi & Struggle Songs An ongoing exploration of struggle music – literally, music produced by and through the movements and people involved in Africa’s liberation struggle, rather than about it. “Struggle Music” is also a misnomer, it designates collective expression which, although musical, refuses to be “music” – or the process of individuation that produces it. It helps us demarcate from what is …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: DAR ES SALAAM – 12 AUGUST 2022 from 2pm

[The opening ceremony at the 6th Pan African Congress held in Dar es Salaam, 1974] 2pm – Liberation Dance: When Tarzan Met the African Freedom Fighter An ongoing exploration of struggle music – literally, music produced by and through the movements and people involved in Africa’s liberation struggle, rather than about it. “Struggle Music” is also a misnomer, it designates collective expression which, although musical, refuses to be “music” – or the process of individuation that produces it. It helps …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: DAR ES SALAAM – 11 AUGUST 2022 from 2pm

FRELIMO President Dr. Mondlane addressing a public meeting in Kawe near Dar es Salaam.   Day two of our Liberation Radio: Dar es Salaam  broadcast, live from TPH Bookshop: 2pm – Liberation Dance: When Tarzan Met the African Freedom Fighter An ongoing exploration of struggle music – literally, music produced by and through the movements and people involved in Africa’s liberation struggle, rather than about it. “Struggle Music” is also a misnomer, it designates collective expression which, although musical, refuses …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: DAR ES SALAAM – 10 AUGUST 2022 from 2pm

t The scene outside the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Conference opening ceremony at Cairo University Today we open our Liberation Radio: Dar es Salaam sessions: 2pm – Liberation Dance: When Tarzan Met the African Freedom Fighter An ongoing exploration of struggle music – literally, music produced by and through the movements and people involved in Africa’s liberation struggle, rather than about it. “Struggle Music” is also a misnomer, it designates collective expression which, although musical, refuses to be “music” – or …  ( continue reading

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