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DIPALO a mixtape for those who practice counting

Composed, arranged and performed by Neo Muyanga, this audio cd supplement was part of the Chimurenga Chronicle (October 2011) , a speculative newspaper which is issue 16 of Chimurenga.


Tracklist:

a) 1+1= (a re-composition of a 5000-year-old offering to Lord Ganesha, the Hindu deity, an opener of sorts)

b) 4:7 (heaven’s on the ocean is a proportional refrain on reaching nirvana, the 7th grade, via the mundane material world)

c) 3sin= rθ (sino projection technology theme)

d) 3(x)n (illegal border crossing and migration theme. composed for dancers)

e) e=mcx \rightarrow \infty (a true story about an explosive riot day with SADF soldiers who attacked Soweto on June 16th, 1985. Composed for those who got hurt)

f) ƒ:X→Y (horizon heart aflame. Composed for a lover)

g) (a summing of random themes theme)

h) 4x+2 (the 2 or 4 step theme)

i) y~ 6/8 (a travelling theme in 6 parts over eight. Composed for puppets)

j) y\ge \!\, 6/8 (a running theme in 6 parts over 8 )

k) 1/4° (a kota bread theme. Composed for skolies and thieves)

l) (a perpetual circle. Composed for an apartheid-era multi-racial soccer club)




Chimurenga 01: Music is the Weapon! (April 2002)

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“…The struggle of black people inevitably appear in an intensely cultural form because the social formation in which their distinct political traditions are now manifest has constructed the arena of politics on ground overshadowed by centuries of metropolitan capitalist development, thereby denying them recognition as legitimate politics. Blacks conduct a class struggle in and through race. The BC of race and class cannot be empirically separated, the class character of black struggles is not a result of the fact that blacks are predominantly proletarian, thought this is true…” (Frank Talk Staff Writers in ‘Azania Salutes Tosh’ – circa 1981)

Njabulo Ndebele on Brenda Fassie, Ntone Edjabe on Fela Kuti, Julian Jonker on Sun Ra, DJ Spooky on Coltrane, Henri Kala Lobe on MC Solaar, Gael Reagon on Moses Molelekwa, and many others

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