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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 the Congo belong to others. Mzee Kabila failed.

Who killed Kabila is no mystery either. It is not A or B or C. But rather A and B and C. All options are both true and necessary – it’s the coming together of all these individuals, groups and circumstances, on one day, within the proliferating course of the history, that does it.

So telling this story isn’t merely be a matter of presenting multiple perspectives but rather of finding a medium able to capture the radical singularity of the event in its totality, including each singular, sometimes fantastical, historical fact, rumour or suspicion.

We’ve heard plenty about the danger of the single story – we want to explore its power. We take inspiration from the Congolese musical imagination, its capacity for innovation and its potential to allow us to think “with the bodily senses, to write with the musicality of one’s own flesh” (Mbembe).

At La Colonie, Chimurenga installed a library that included books, films, and visual material mapping extensive research that investigates history and changing formations of rule and accumulation, space and territory, allegiance, citizenship, and sovereignty, and the African imagination in music and writing.

Each day, the Pan Africa Space Station, broadcast live with a programme of interviews, discussions and performances by collaborators from around the world including musicians, DJs, journalists, writers, political theorists, thinkers and filmmakers. After the event, the sounds and images generated in this process will contribute towards a special edition of our Pan African broadsheet, the Chronic.

Participants included Dominique Malaquais, Parselelo Kantai, Philou Lozoulou, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Barly Baruti, Victor Gama, Lulendo Mvulu, Déo Namujimbo, Luigi Elongui, Maurice Poto, Mengi Massamba, Hugo Mendez, Jihan El-Tahri, Bintou Simpore, Martin Meissonnier, Paulo Inglês, Franck Biyong, Ray Lema, Brice Ahounou, Nadine Fidji, Spilulu, Arnaud Zaitjman, Julie Peghini, Sinzo Aanza, Koba Lubaki, Percy Zvomuya, Boddhi Satva, Abdourahman Waberi, Antoine Vumilia Muhindo, Sam Tshintu & Academia, Trésor Kibangula, Bullit, Kovo NSondé, Rokia Bamba-Mennessier, Emmanuel Nashi, Franck Leibovici, Julien Seroussi, Daniel Kalinaki, Pascale Obolo, Kivu Ruhorahoza, Jacques Goba, Mo Laudi, Michelange Quay.

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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings, Sun 17 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. 19.00  Murder in Kinshasa Screening: Arnaud Zaitjman‘s Murder in Kinshasa (2011) is the first film dedicated to the assassination of Kabila. Followed by conversation with the director. 22.00 …  ( continue reading

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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings, Sat 16 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. 15.00 Artists Franck Leibovici & Julien Seroussi present an audio performance of the material from their Bogoro project – which is a study of the legal process of …  ( continue reading

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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. 15.00 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 …  ( continue reading

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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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