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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.

WIND DANCE ENSEMBLE – live in studio – 27 May 2022 from 6pm

We present a live in-studio performance by Wind Dance Ensemble, an ongoing experimental sound + multimedia project between veteran Cape Town artist & musician, Hilton Schilder & artist & DJ/selector Futurist.

Tune in Friday, 27 May 2022 from 6pm.

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LIBERATION RADIO: PEOPLE WHO THINK TOGETHER, DANCE TOGETHER #7

We are pleased to present People Who Think Together, Dance Together #7, a series of conversations with Christian Nyampeta, recorded for radio (and video) rooted not in discipline, professionalism and scholarship but in friendship, love and affiliation. The series will be broadcast live from 6pm and features:– 24 May 2022: Olu Oguibe– 25 May 2022: Sasha Bonét and Hannah Black– 26 May 2022: Natacha Nsabimana and Emmanuel Olunkwa The conversations revolve around a new understanding of the diasporic as a …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: PUNGWE 1

Selected and mixed by Robert Machiri This piece presents various operators of the liberation struggle, across countries and movements, through a mix that brings together speech, music and struggle song. Maybe an attempt at presenting a cacophony of political vocalisations. Reproducing the sound of the liberation struggle in southern Africa as a totality of voices and music produced by militants across the region and beyond. As an attempt to expand on the “struggle song” beyond the chronological markers of political …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: La Discothèque de Sarah Maldoror*

Selected by Ntone Edjabe Sarah Maldoror and film crew on the set of The Battle of Algiers (1966) 01. ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, Monangambéee, 1969 (Short film)  Monangambéee extract – Art Ensemble of Chicago In the film, which marks Art Ensemble’s first appearance on record, they improvise in the space between the minimalist dialogue. The music was never released, though some of the themes would reappear on their debut LP titled People in Sorrow (1969). It was also Maldoror’s first …  ( continue reading

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DIALECTIC SOUL – live at the Chimurenga Factory

withAsher GamedzeThembinkosi MavimbelaRobin FassieBuddy WellsNono Nkoane live at Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town)Friday, 08 April 2022Doors open at 7pm R120 presale (bookings here)R150 at the door For further information: info@chimurenga.co.za | +27 21 447 1119  ( continue reading

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iPHUPHO L’KA BIKO – live at the Chimurenga Factory

Pan African Space Station is pleased to announce the return of iPhupho L’ka Biko to the Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town). Thursday, 31 March 2022 Doors open from 7pm, with limited capacity. R150 presale (bookings here) R180 at the door For further information: info@chimurenga.co.za | +27 21 447 1119  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 18 March 2022 – 3pm: Fugitive Archives

In the final broadcast, we discuss methods of recovering, curating, re-presenting and conserving black collective and fugitive practice. With Uhuru Phalafala, Sinazo Mtshemla, Lerato Kuzwayo, Kgomotso Ramushu. Dr Uhuru Phalafala is a scholar, an artist and lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. She is author of the upcoming monograph on Keorapetse Kgositsile titled Black Radical Traditions from the South: Keorapetse Kgositsile and the Black Arts Movement. She heads a project that repatriates and republishes apartheid-era cultural production. Sinazo Mtshemla is a …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 17 March 2022 – 3pm: Visual Arts and Liberation Music

We move from visual representations of the music (LP-art, posters, photographs) to cross-disciplinary (or an-disciplined) work by artists operating across media. With Percy Mabandu, Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa, Judy Seidman and Athi Mongezeleli Joja. Percy Mabandu is an artist and writer interested in poetics and portraiture, monuments, and symbolic meaning. He is the author of the book, Yakhal’inkomo – Portrait of a Jazz Classic, a monograph that studies the history and impact of the landmark South African jazz album. Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa has played a …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 16 March 2022 – 3pm: Liberation Movement as Cultural Producers

Today’s session explores the legacies of PAC’s Mafube Arts Commune and band; ANC’s Amandla Cultural Ensemble and MEDU Art Ensemble, as well as outfits such as Malopoets and Dashiki, which were associated with BCM. With historians of these projects such as Gwen Ansell, Percy Mabandu, Ali Hlongwane and Steve Dyer. Percy Mabandu is an artist and writer interested in poetics and portraiture, monuments, and symbolic meaning. He is the author of the book, Yakhal’inkomo – Portrait of a Jazz Classic, …  ( continue reading

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LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 15 March 2022 – 3pm: South African Liberation Songs

In our opening session we present a conversation between contemporary musicians who actively draw on the archive to directly inform their music and artist practice, along with audio pieces from each participant. With: Neo Muyanga, Asher Gamedze, Masello Montana and Nhlanhla Ngqaqu (iPhupho L’ka Biko). Neo Muyanga is a composer, theorist and activist who is engaged in a multi-focal exploration of protest music that spans from how protest songs played a key role in South Africa’s liberation to the role …  ( continue reading

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