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Festac ’77

by Akin Adesokan Imagine, first, a priestess of Esu (Elegbara), the West African god of the crossroads and inspiration for the less tangible practice of hermeneutics. The woman, in her late sixties when the story begins, in August 1976, in a small village three hours by car north of Lagos, is also the mother of […]

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BLACKOUT x 7 Octobre

Native Maqari and Keziah Jones Villa Medici channel Fela take on on Democrazy, migrant labour and hospitality in crisis. For more check out the last words of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. BLACKOUT Native Maqari x Keziah Jones Villa Medici – Villa Médicis RÉACTIVATION À PARIS LE 7 OCTOBRE VIVA VILLA PLACE DALIDA 22H #felakuti #migrantlabour #hospitalitycrisis

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10 Paragraphs of Music Criticism

Kodwo Eshun discusses selected paragraphs of music criticism, taking in Kim Gordon’s Art Forum essays, Philip Brophy’s 100 Modern Soundtracks, writing by Dave Tompkins and more, from Off The Page 2011 at the Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable. Talk: Kodwo Eshun discusses ten paragraphs of music criticism from Sound and Music on Vimeo.

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N’Dombolo: the postulation of the post-Zaïko generation

Manda Tchebwa N’dombolo? First and foremost, an artistic secretion (the magical respiration of an entire generation of young Congolese), the Wenge generation’s most emblematic creation, a form of humour and a playful ape-like mimicry. The outpouring of Kinshasa, city of dreams, city of turmoil.

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P.A.S.S. HARARE

From 9 – 12 November, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landed in The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in the centre of Harare. In collaboration with visual artist Kudzanai Chiurai, who launched his first ever solo exhibition in his home country titled ‘We Need New Names’, Chimurenga installed the PASS studio as a public research platform towards a […]

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