Officially, weekends don’t start until Friday night but a PASS weekend starts any old time and this time around, the weekend is Nahw.
The Writers Stokvel continues where they left off, this week studying “Human Nature/Mother Nature.” He-Jin Kim this weeks host swears that this installment is devoted to all nature, “Whether we talk of orchid frogs or schadenfreude, the Stokkie folk are out to explore this theme whichever way the audience has in itself to contribute.” The Stokvel session is on tonight at 6-8pm and will be followed by Dean and Crew on the decks till the early hours.
DJ Andy Williams hosts a Hip-Hop Symposium at 5pm, he asks what/where is Hip-Hop? Later the PASS Studio stage hosts Ciraj who’s ready to drop some Kaapse Abstract Ghoema from 9-10pm.
We vryf the Saturday stoeps with Khayelitsha’s Spouse on the decks from 10am-12pm. Cape Town’s own Odidiva travels the wormhole to bring us the Green Point/Sea Point Pink Strip in a session called “Queer City/Mother City” a celebration of 30 years of “I will survive” from 3-4pm.
At 6:15 Andy Williams speaks to Mutabaruka along with Poets Frank Chipasula, Barolong Seboni, Gcina Mhlophe and Mama C.
Fong Kong Bantu follows up on the Khoi Kollektiff’s promise of that second set. Get ready for more from Jethro Louw and Jitsvinger.
Ological Studies, a UCT music school duo (Phumlani Mtiti on alto saxophone and Sibusiso Dlamini piano) follows at 4pm.
Plan Be returns for a third Sunday Session from 7-8pm.
This weeks’ find is Tino La Musica a Congolese band based in Cape Town, who will share their music live from 8-9pm. We screen the film ‘Congo, My Foot’ after their set, the film tells the story of the bands’ displacement during the 2008 xenophobic attacks in the city and their journey to the present day, at PASS Central.