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RIP PAPA GEORGE

Exile demands contemplation because it is unavoidably real for those who experience […]

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How Third World Students Liberated the West

In a twist to mainstream tropes of radical student movements of the 1960s, and their impact on the history of political thought and action, Pedro Monaville argues that the terrains of the Third World, and particularly the history of student movements in Congo, are vital to explore if we are to makes sense of how that period informs the present.

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Monumental Failures

Dominique Malaquais reports from Cameroon on the active objection of one ‘Combattant’ to the negation of many, cast in stone. Decrying these monumental symbols to the least salubrious of colonial exploits, his rebellion is most fitting in a country that stands on ceremony other than its own.

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SALUT GLISSANT

“Nothing is true, everything is alive.” Starting from this paradox, Moses März, imagines a conversation between Glissant and his friend and fellow writer Patrick Chamoiseau about the Philosophy of Relation.

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Dislocations in the Congolese World of Sound

A few years ago, while researching the political history of Congo/Zaire/Congo via the country’s music archive, particularly through the output of Luambo Makiadi aka Franco, we turned to the legendary record collection of “Jumbo” Donald Vanrenen.

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A Comet is Coming: Shabaka Hutchings & The Brother Moves On

This installment of Stories about Music in Africa features Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town.

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Relaxing

Okello Sam examines the conceptual difference between work and relaxation as differently applied in the so-called First and Third Worlds.

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Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts

“Sound is defined by vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach the ear.

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P.A.S.S. HARARE

Whatever Zimbabwe is, and is becoming, already exists in the sound-worlds produced in the region.

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Method After Fela

by Akin Adesokan   “You reckon a guy just goes and cuts […]

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