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Wednesday 11 November runnings

passnycday1PASS is live and orbiting in NYC.  We kicks things off with a conversation with Chimurenga Library NYC residents Brooklyn‬ based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Centre (established 1971); artist and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti, who is running an African Hair Braiding Salon in the space; and poet, choreographer and Afrosonics archivist Harmony Holiday.

Next,  Nontsikelelo curates a sound collab between multimedia artist Dyani Douze, code-switcher and Throw Vision member Taja Cheek (Throw Vision) and musician and composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa. Expect anything from electronics to mbiras.

Vivek Narayanan is a poet and a coeditor at the literary magazine Almost Island. He samples his new book of poems, that attempts to “write through” the Ramayana of Valmiki (the earliest Sanskrit poet) in fragmented, unpredictable and contrary ways.

Photographer Marilyn Nance has captured unique moments in the cultural history of the US and the African diaspora, which together amount to an archive of images of late 20th century African American life. She joins us to share tales from FESTAC ’77 in Lagos where she was photographer for the North American Zone.

Next, curator and choreographer, Rashida Bumbray hosts a conversation with Dr Segun Shabaka, current Chairperson of the International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn (1971-2015).  Started as a venture of independent African-centered education centres, The East and Uhuru Sasa Shule, the 43-year-old annual Brooklyn International African Arts Festival celebrates African art with music, dance, storytelling, handcrafted goods, and food vendors.

Tune in from 3pm – 8pm on PASS Radio. Or join as at the improvised, pop-up Chimurenga Library, which functions as both radio studio and market, running out the Performa Hub.

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PASS pop-up at Performa 15 Hub in New York

Through next week, we’ll occupy the Performa 15 Hub in New York with the Chimurenga Library. This multi-tiered programming platform takes the form of a library-of-people, bringing together a broad spectrum of collaborators and literal bodies of knowledge in an improvised, pop-up library which also functions as radio studio and market. The Chimurenga Library engages trade as both the process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services and the practice of exchanging ideas, imaginaries, perceptions, and vocabularies. Over five days, from …  ( continue reading

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PASS landing at Performa 15 Hub, New York

From 11 to 15 November 2015, the Chimurenga Library hosted PASS with a live broadcasting programme of music, interviews, and events with Chimurenga collaborators in New York, including musicians, journalists, writers, curators, and filmmakers. The live broadcast studio functioned amidst an installation that brought together pop-up stores that experiment with trade, informal economies, aesthetics and body language, music and spoken word, mobility and infrastructure. Working with collaborators such as Brooklyn-based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Center (established 1971); artist …  ( continue reading

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