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The PASS Blog is a timeline, a history and an archive of all activity on the Pan African Space Station. Here you can scroll back in time to see information on past events, collaborators biographies, PASS features and more.

PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings, Friday 15 December

Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination.

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Writers Abdourahman Waberi & Antoine Vumilia Muhindo in conversation. During his 10-year stay in Kinshasa’s central prison (accused to have participated in the murder of Kabila), Vumilia lived on a steady diet of novels by Waberi. They review this period and, generally, prison writings and readings in an African context.

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Dominique Malaquais w Julie Peghini and Dieudonné Niangouna explore the role of music in, and the musicality of work of Kongo’s most famous literary son, Sony Labou Tansi

17.00  – 18.30

On the sebene: Composer Franck Biyong in conversation with Ray Lema (composer), Brice Ahounou (anthropologist) and Nadine Fidji (novelist and singer).

18.45 – 20.00

DJ and label manager at Cantos, a Paris-based Congolese music label, Amadou Diallo presents a selection of rumba (live K7 mix).

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Live: Sam Tshintu & Academia (band)

Sam Tshintu est un  artiste congolais leader du groupe Quartier Latin pendant 8 ans sous le parrainage du Grand Koffi Olomidé  cette experiance a permit au  groupe de  se forger à la scène notamment grace une grande tournée en Afrique et dans  les plus  grandes salles européennes.

La scène reste aujourd’hui le seul  endroit  ou le groupe   s’exprime le mieux grace a la communion avec le publique nombreux amateur de Rumba et de la bonne musique congolaise .

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DJ Bullit: A DJ and vinyl collector based in Paris, Bullit’s sets run the gamut of global black music, from jazz and blues, through funk, disco, motown, and travelling further to include afro-beat, jamaican jams and new and old school hip hop.

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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings

Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. Thursday 14 December  16.00 – Journalist Percy Nzomuya examines the involvement of Zimbabwe in the DRC wars, and its impact in the subsequent political crisis in Zimbabwe. 17.00 – Drawing …  ( continue reading

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Who Killed Kabila

The Pan African Space Station/Chimurenga Library at La Colonie, Paris 13 December – 17 December 2018 Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. The equation is simple: the length of a …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Sunday 12 November

Sunday 12 November 15:00 – ‘Post- Chimurenga Postures (pt. 2)’ with Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo & Dwayne Kapula 16:00 – ‘Meditations on Development’ with vocalist and songwriter Netsayi  17:00 – ‘We Need New Names’ – In conversation with artist Kudzanai Chiurai 18:00 – Tinofireyi Zhou’s ‘Somewhere Between North and South Samora’ featuring poet and writer Cynthia Marangwanda aka flowchyld 20:00 – The Monkey Nuts present ‘Music Lab Experiment’, an experimental recording session. For more, follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Mixcloud Save Save Save  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Saturday 11 November

Saturday 11 November 15:00 – ‘Zim-Congo Connexion’ with Tinofireyi Zhou in conversation with Ntone Edjabe. 16:00 – 18:00 – ‘Post Chimurenga Postures’ with Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo & Dwayne Kapula. 18:00 – Tinofireyi Zhou’s ‘Somewhere Between North and South Samora’ featuring poet and beatmaker Aspya & spoken word artist Rae Lyric. 19:00 – Rob Machiri’s ‘Listening to a Listening at Pungwe Nights’. 20:00 – The Monkey Nuts LIVE performance. For more, follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Mixcloud Save  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Friday 10 November

Friday 10 November 15:00 – 17:00 – ‘Post-Chimurenga Postures’ (pt. 1) with Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo & Dwayne Kapula 17:00 – Listening session with Virgina Phiri & Tinofireyi Zhou 18:00 – 18:30 – Tinofireyi Zhou’s ‘Somewhere Between North and South Samora’  feat. guest Shingirayi Sabeta 18:30 – 20:00 – Rob Machiri’s  ‘Pungwe Nights’ 20:00 – The Monkey Nuts with guest Dj Motomuzhinji   Save  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Thursday 9 November

Day 1 of PASS in Harare! Pan African Space Station (PASS) officially lands in The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) – broadcasting LIVE from 9 – 12 November, 15:00 – 21:00 (CAT) daily. Kudzanai Chiurai will launch his first ever solo exhibition in his home country this afternoon at the gallery titled ‘We Need New Names’. Join us at NGZ or via our live stream. Thursday 9 November 15:00 – PASS opening/music selection 16:00 – Njabulo Mbono and Irene Staunton of Weaver Press joined by guests Farai …  ( continue reading

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PASS landing at National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

From 9 – 12 November, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landed in The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in the centre of Harare. In collaboration with visual artist Kudzanai Chiurai, who launched his first ever solo exhibition in his home country titled ‘We Need New Names’, Chimurenga installed the PASS studio as a public research platform towards a Zimbabwe focused issue of the Chimurenga Chronic. Looking into the inventions of Zimbabwe, the programming examined music as the paradigm through which the …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Champeta Punk

                  Champeta Punk will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 31 October – 5 November (no broadcast on Wednesday 1 November due to Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead), everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Champeta Punk is a party collective based in Mexico City and Bogotá. Started in 2013 by two Colombians living in Mexico City, David Rincon and Fabian Vega, the …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Cooperativa Cráter Invertido

Cooperative Cráter Invertido will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 25 – 29 October, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Cooperativa Cráter Invertido is an imaginary space that often materializes in San Rafael, Mexico City. In this imaginary territory, the cooperative explores various collaborative projects, including the ‘Editorial Production Workshop’, a collective of editorial projects dedicated to the reflection and critical practice of trade and consumerism; and ‘Radio Tropiezo’, a free online …  ( continue reading

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