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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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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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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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Method After Fela

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

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