Advanced Search

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
pass_pop_up
sidebar
wooframework
slide
african_issues
book_series
magzine_issues
african_live_events
research_posts
inprint_posts
installation_posts
periodicals_posts
ecwid_menu_item
sp_easy_accordion
acf-field
give_payment
give_forms
acf-field-group
Filter by Categories
African Cities Reader
Archive
Arts & Pedagogy
Books & Oration
Cash & Commerce
Chimurenga Books
Chimurenga Library
Chimurenga Magazine
Chimurenganyana
Chronic
Comics
Faith & Ideology
Featured
Gaming
Healing & bodies
Indie Books
Installations
Library Book Series
Live Events
Maps
Media & Propaganda
Music
News
PASS
PASS Pop Up
Research
Reviews
Systems of Governance
Video

Archive | Arts & Pedagogy RSS feed for this section

KÀDDU- THE ECHO OF DISSONANT DISCOURSE

More than a mere editorial committee, Kàddu was a research, study and experimentation group reflecting on a broad spectrum of profiles and backgrounds.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

NEW RELEASE! Four Stories About Music in Africa, Volume 1

a limited edition handmade box set featuring four publications from our Chimurenganyana series

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Festac: Idia Tales – Three Takes and a Mask*

By Dominique Malaquais and Cedric Vincent

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Somewhere between a scream and a lullaby

In a city where the boundaries between life and death are laid bare, artists are birthing new spaces for dreaming ‘other ways of breathing’. Stacy Hardy reports from Kinshasa.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Did You Kiss the Dead Body?

The act of creation is one that cannot be quantified, or harnessed towards productive and concrete ends, but nonetheless it effects social change . . .

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LAUNCHING THE BREATHERS – THE LATEST IN THE CHIMURENGANYANA SERIES

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at Chimurenga Factory from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Breathers, a collaborative long poem by Daniel Borzutzky and Stacy Hardy

Latest Chimurenganyana Now Available in Stores!

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LISTEN: ‘WAR CHORALE’ BY BHEKI KHOZA

‘War Chorale’, composed and directed by Bheki Khoza is a musical exploration into the slipperiness of history, love and memory, and the nearly invisible line that separates fiction from reality.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

BHEKI KHOZA TRIO

Friday, 26 April 2024 – 7pm
Chimurenga factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Woza Moya

Maakomele R. Manaka revisits a soundtrack of his dreams, long and rhythmic […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Heliacal Rising of Sothis – a celebration of Kelan Phil Cohran

Wednesday, 08 May 2024 from 8pm
Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Mining Sounds: Lagos – Cairo

Emeka Ogboh’s art works require audiences to hone their listening and hearing skills. Turning sounds into words, he documents his hometown in A Personal Reflection on Soundscapes.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Preliminary Notes for a Mediterranean Manifesto

Connecting ancience and modern roots/routes Rasheed Araeen redraws the boundaries and limits of identity.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

AFRICAN DAY – a listening session with Tete Mbambisa

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 from 7pm
Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Calabash Afrobeat Poems

Dike Okoro interviews Ikwunga Wonodi

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

SESASEDI SA TSODIO / SA KOŠA KE LEROLE: a screening of two film-essays

a screening of two-film essays
Friday, 15 March 2024 from 7pm
Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

MoRa: Mogorosi meets Rampolokeng with ensemble live recording

22 March 2024
6pm
Chiesa Dipazzo Lupi, Melville

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

EXHIBITORS AND PARTICIPANTS

Ubuhle Bendalo Community Arts Festival plays host to the following exhibitors and participants over 16-18 February 2024.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Ubuhle Bendalo Community Arts Festival

16-18 February 2024
10am-10pm daily
Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

UBUHLE BENDALO

16 – 18 February 2024
Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A Phyllis Hyman Selection, 1976-1982

by Pierre Crépon

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Forest and the Zoo

Johnny Dyani offers a method to the Skanga (black music family) in this extended conversation with Aryan Kaganof. Photographs by George Hallett.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

A LIVE BROADCAST WITH DAMOLA OLOWADE

Friday, 24 November
7pm
Tune in at panafricanspacestation.org.za

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

HOPHUIS: A SITE OF DANCE AND SOLIDARITY

Thursday, 09 November 2023
from 6pm.
Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Never, ever let any monster abuse your science!

Renfrew Christie’s Speech to the Science Graduation Ceremony of the University of Witwatersrand, 2008

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LAUNCHING MINE MINE MINE

Chimurenga Factory
Thu, 12 Oct 2023 from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO: MEDU ARTS ENSEMBLE

The music unit of Medu Arts Ensemble consisted of two bands, Shakawe and Kalahari

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO: BOKANI DYER’S RADIO SECHABA

Chimurenga Factory
30 September
7pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LATEST CHIMURENGANYANA OUT NOW!

THE GARDEN LETTERS OF YVONNE VERA by Tadiwa Madenga

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

EPISTROPHIES

Saturday, 16 September 2023 from 6pm
Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Melodious Thunk

Everyone in the neighbourhood knew him. Walking to the shops, kids called out, Hey, Monk, howya doin? Where ya bin, Monk? and he mumbled something back, stopping to shake hands or just sway back and forth on the sidewalk.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGANYANA: MUSIC NOTEBOOK OUT NOW!

MUSIC NOTEBOOK by Ari Sitas

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CLASS STRUGGLE IN MUSIC

Chimurenga Factory – 157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock
Thursday, 17 August 2023 from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Notes for an Oratorio on small things that fall

Aditi Hunma reviews the launch of Notes for an Oratorio on Small Things That Fall, the latest offering from Ari Sitas

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

You Ain’t Gonna Know Me ‘Cos You Think You Know Me

a gathering ‘n broadcast for our dearly departed brother Malesela Joey Modiba (1986-2023)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

AZANIA EP LISTENING SESSION

Chimurenga Factory – Fri, 07 July 2023 from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA PRESENTS SOCIAL BREATH

a collective improvisation
16 June 2023

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LATEST IN STORE: WHEN THREE SEVENS CLASH

A collection of writing and images on Zimbabwe, edited by Percy Zvomuya

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Costa Diagne et Les Hommes de la danse

par Gabrielle Chomentowski

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LATEST IN STORE: CHANTS, DREAMS AND OTHER GRAMMARS OF LOVE

a gedenkschrift for Harry Garuba

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET SOYINKA PLAGIARIST

A letter from Ibadan by Harry Garuba

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

REVIEW: AND THE BOOKS LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Harry Garuba reviews reissues of Amos Tutuola’s writings

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGANYANA: LA DISCOTHEQUE DE SARAH MALDOROR

This entry in our Chimurenganyana series takes the form of a mixtape […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

La Discothèque de Sarah Maldoror (tracklisting)

decomposed, an-arranged, and reproduced by Ntone Edjabe

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

FIELD RECORDINGS WITH SHABAKA HUTCHINGS

FIELD RECORDINGS
WED, 22 FEB 2023 from 6PM

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A RADIO PROGRAMME ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI

Live on PASS – 14 February 2023, from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

GROUNATION – a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

“Grounation Day” marks the landing of Emperor Selassie I in Jamaica on April 21, 1966.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Chimurenga presents GROUNATION

a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO: TUMI MOGOROSI’S GROUP THEORY:BLACK MUSIC

The latest episode in the Stories About Music in Africa series

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI

We shall open this new cycle of programming with a month-long tribute to the almighty Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

CHIMURENGA@20: IN PRAISE OF INDIGENOUS AFRICAN WORDFORM

Have African literary forms been lost in a morass of European culture? For more than half a century Taban Lo Liyong has lamented thus.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

THE WRITINGS OF BINYAVANGA WAINAINA

Launching a new collection of writings by the late, great Binyavanga Wainaina

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO

an ongoing query on knowledge production via African sound worlds, and long-term research on broadcasting and cultural initiatives by liberation movements across the continent

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

I’M NOT WHO YOU THINK I’M NOT

Serubiri Moses reflects on Binyavanga Wainaina’s refusal to fit neatly into neat identities.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: Midway Between Silence and Speech

The art and incarnation of Justine Gaga.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO: MASELLO MOTANA’S VOCAL MUSEUM

The latest episode in the Stories About Music in Africa series, now available

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

MALCOLM JIYANE’S TREE-O

Live at Chimurenga Factory – Fri, 28 October 2022

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

TUMI MOGOROSI’S GROUP THEORY:BLACK MUSIC

Live at Chimurenga Factory – Sat, 22 Oct 2022

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Music Mind of Greg Tate: Sonic Syllabus for a Patternmaster

A 5-hour music selection in memory of Greg Tate on his arrival day, October 14 – live on the Pan African Space Station from 6pm SA time

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION MUSIC AT THE CHIMURENGA FACTORY – OCTOBER 2022

Tumi Mogorosi’s Group Theory:Black Music and Malcolm Jiyane’s Tree-O

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: GENRES OF HUMAN

In his book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, Louis Chude-Sokei samples freely from history, music, literature and science, conjuring new meanings from dead texts, to build an echo chamber where the discourses of race and technology collide

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Euredice Zaituna Kala’s JE SUIS L’ARCHIVE / I, THE ARCHIVE

Live on PASS – 13 Sep 2022 from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

LIBERATION RADIO

We’re proud to present a new edition of “Liberation Radio”

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: ONCE THERE WERE HUMANS

In the hills above Kingston, Jamaica Annie Paul unpacks some baggage in a rare interview with Peter Abrahams, the South African-born writer and ardent Pan-Africanist.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

SOUNDGARDEN

a live reading for Bessie Head’s 85th
13 July 2022 from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

MASELLO MOTANA’S VOCAL MUSEUM

Live at the Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

IN MEMORIAM: OMOSEYE BOLAJI (1964-2022)

We remember Nigerian-born writer, Omoseye Bolaji (1964-2022), and his immense contribution to the growth of African literature in South Africa, and particularly in the Free State, where he lived.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

In conversation with Omoseye Bolaji

In the Free State, the most important and pivotal figure in local black literature has been OMOSEYE BOLAJI. Pule Lechesa spoke with him about his awards, general grassroots writing in the Free State, and Black Writing in general.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: WHEN YOU KILL US, WE RULE!

In 1996, Keziah Jones visited Kalakuta Republic every day for a week to interview Fela Anikulapo Kuti. On the fifth day, after waiting six hours, Keziah got to speak with Fela, who he remarked kept you in “constant and direct eye contact” and spoke “in short bursts of baritone.”

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: MONDAY BLUES FOR SANDILE DIKENI

The most recent episode of Stories About Music in Africa is Monday Blues for Sandile Dikeni

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO: PEOPLE WHO THINK TOGETHER, DANCE TOGETHER #7

Conversations with Christian Nyampeta, featuring Hannah Black, Sasha Bonét, Natacha Nsabimana, Olu Oguibe and Emmanuel Olunkwa.
Live on PASS – 24-26 May 2022 – from 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LIBERATION RADIO: PUNGWE 1

Selected and mixed by Robert Machiri

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

iPhupho L’ka Biko – live at the Chimurenga Factory

Thursday, 31 March 2022
7pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: A Silent Way – Routes of South African Jazz, 1946-1978

Where to begin? Which silences? There are many.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Liberation Radio: Cape Town – 15-18 March 2022

Live on PASS: 15th-18th March 2022, 3-6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: Talkin’ ‘bout Survival – The Repatriation of Reggae

Where Apartheid and broadcasters divided South Africans culturally, here comes bongo natty dread to motivate U-N-I-T-Y.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGANYANA: THE FEAR AND LOATHING OUT OF HARARE BY DAMBUDZO MARECHERA (DEC 2021)

by Dambudzo Marechera

Available now at our online store.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

MEDITATIONS ON JIMI HENDRIX

by Greg Tate

All roads lead to Jimi Hendrix.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

THE BROTHER MOVES ON RETURNS

Chimurenga Factory
Saturday, 06 November 2021

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Ground / Overground / Underground

By MOWOSO (translated by Dominique Malaquais)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Anti-Teleology: Re-Mapping the Imag(in)ed City

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Pieces of Dominique

The writings, translations and ideas of our dearly departed friend, comrade and co-conspirator Dominique Malaquais (1964-2021), in Chimurenga

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

ALL I CAN SAY FOR NOW

By Jean-Christophe Lanquetin (translated by Dominique Malaquais)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Out of Sight

A short story by Yambo Ouologuem adapted from the French by Dominique Malaquais and Ntone Edjabe.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

That Thing We Dreamed

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Rumblin’

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

JOKER’S WILD (SLIGHT RETURN)

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

ON THE BRIDGE

By Koffi Kwahulé (translated by Dominique Malaquais)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

FRANTZ – A STORY OF BONES

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

SEXING AFRICA, AGAIN – POP AS POLITICS: WATCH IT TONIGHT ON HBO

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Blood Money – A Douala Chronicle

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

PAINT THE WHITE HOUSE BLACK – A CALL TO ARMS

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Franc-maçonnerie Suite

Uncle Tom or DOM-TOM?

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHE IN THE CONGO, ELECTRIC GUITARS AND THE INVENTION OF AFRICA

Featuring solos by Franco Luambo Makiadi, Pepe Felly Manuaku, Bansimba Baroza, Diblo Dibala, Dally Kimoko, Flamme Kapaya, Sarah Solo, Japonais Maladi and Kimbangu Solo; and commentary by Ray Lema

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

NEW STORIES ABOUT MUSIC IN AFRICA

PASS presents: Salim Washington, Dalisu Ndlazi, Asher Gamedze in conversation

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

READING FRED HO

Gwen Ansell and Salim Washington celebrate the revolutionary life, language and hard-ass leadership of an unconventional saxophonist, composer and generous collaborator.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS

The latest addition to the Chimurenganyana series

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Labour Tenants South Western Transvaal

“There’s no real vocabulary for the non-photographed of apartheid‟ – Santu Mofokeng

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

War and Spirits

By Kirby Mania The timing of the publication of Confession of the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

You Have No Power Here

Karen Press reviews three first collections from publishing house uHlanga that add welcome breadth to the range of South African poetry

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The poetics of Futbol

The Touch It would have to be a bird, stilled on a […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

OF WOUNDS, OF HANDS – live on PASS – 08 July 2021

a word/sound documentary by the Insurrections Ensemble, with an introduction by Ari Sitas

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

SALIM WASHINGTON, DALISU NDLAZI, ASHER GAMEDZE… IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, 24 June 2021 – 6pm

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

EVEN WHEN MY SOUP-CURLERS SLUR BY GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW – OUT NOW!

A limited Chimurenganyana edition of Even When My Soup-Curlers Slur, I Still Keep the Take by Georgia Anne Muldrow is now available.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

RADIO MAC ON PASS – 14-21 June

Chimurenga and Hangar (Lisbon) present Radio MAC live on PASS 14-21 June 2021, 6pm.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

BLACK SUNLIGHT – A broadcast for Dambudzo Marechera on his 69th

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Imagi-nation nwar – a PASS session in Paris

From 5-9 May 2021, Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station (PASS) will land at Lavoir Moderne Parisien in Goutte d’or, Paris, to imagine, re-examine and re-circulate sonic archives of black radicalism in the francophone world.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

THE SUMMER OF ’69

Writer Pierre Crépon selects recordings illustrating his essay on the American avant-garde jazz in Paris in 1969.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Remember Glissant

Moses März writes of Édouard Glissant, Martinican, poet and compatriot of the more celebrated Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA CHRONIC – IMAGI-NATION NWAR – OUT NOW!

A new issue of Chimurenga’s Chronic – out now. imagi-nation nwar – […]

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

PASS in Oslo (17 – 20 February 2021)

On Wednesday 17 February through to Saturday 20 February, Pan African Space Station […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

PANAFEST, hosted by Chimurenga

A web documentary, audio-video archive and online cartography, that chronicles continuities and breaks, samples and cuts that link four key moments of Pan-African encounter: Dakar ’66, Algiers ’69, Kinshasa ’74 and Lagos ’77.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

QAMATA PULA, an ancestral invocation

iPhupho L’ka Biko and Pan African Space Station present QAMATA PULA, an ancestral invocation collapsing past, present and future, over three days at the Chimurenga Factory

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A TRIBUTE TO DON CHERRY’S ORGANIC MUSIC SOCIETY (1967 – 1978)

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Creative Urban Momentum: Witnessing the Black Unity Trio

In anticipation of the release of Black Unity Trios’ legendary album, Al Fatihah, Hasan Abdur-Razzaq recalls witnessing their rehearsals in the late 1960s.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

BECOMING KWAME TURE – OUT NOW!

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) was viewed by many during the civil rights […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The 12th Annual Abdullah Ibrahim Festival

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

CHIMURENGA@20: THE BARD OF BLOEMFONTEIN

Achal Prabhala goes to the heart of the Free State literary renaissance with the “deliberately mysterious and prodigiously talented” Omoseye Bolaji.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Aribisala listens to the sermons, counts the money, watches the high-flying life of Nigeria’s mega-preachers and wonders.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

African Cities Reader III: Land, Property & Value

The third installment of the Reader explores the unholy trinity of land, property and value – the life force of cities everywhere. In this issue António Andrade Tomás reveals the vice and violence that permeate the act of securing land and home in Luanda;

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

African Cities Reader II: Mobilities & Fixtures

The second installment of the Reader features Sean O’Toole, David Adjaye, Vicotr Lavalle, Martin Kimani, Sherif El-Azma and more…

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices

Featuring writing and musings by Rustum Kozain, Jean-Christophe Lanquetin, Gabebab Baderoon, Karen Press and more…

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

De l’art de vivre l’art

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

THE POETRY OF ABBEY LINCOLN

Live from 5pm
Friday 21 August 2020
panafricanspacestation.org.za

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Abbey Lincoln’s Scream: Poetic Improvisation as a Way of Life

We are standing under a glaring spotlight screaming at the tops of our lungs, from the backs of our throats which we grind together to access black blues unwords, thymus against heart, blue in green meridian, that aquamarine plexus that water and sky correct and regulate in us.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

TRACKS

MADEYOULOOK collective met with photographer Santu Mofokeng to establish the point of crossroads, where things are in motion and where things remain still

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

RIP PAPA GEORGE

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

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

They Won’t Go When I Go

A Manifesto/ Meditation on State of Black Archives in America and throughout the Diaspora by Harmony Holiday

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Monumental Failures

By Dominique Malaquais

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

Kwanele Sosibo speaks with Ntone Edjabe about the creation of, and thinking behind, the FESTAC ’77 publication.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Festac at 45: Steal Back the Treasure

In pirating the head of Queen Idia to use it as a logo for Festac 77 , proposes another dissonant route that challenges the very idea of the work of art as unique object.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

LEPHEPHE PRINT GATHERINGS 5 – CAPE TOWN

Calling all printmakers and paper-peoples! In collaboration with our comrades at Keleketla! […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Urbanism Beyond Architecture – African Cities as Infrastructure

Vyjayanthi Rao, in conversation with Filip de Boeck & Abdou Maliq Simone […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Quel Est L’Endroit Idéal

Les Brasseries du Cameroun is the country’s largest industry and dedicated to guaranteeing a steady flow of liquid amber to the vast proliferation of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and other unidentified nightspots – some still in Maquis-style hiding – that have mushroomed all over the city.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Senegal & Festac 77

After New York in October 2019, and in the spirit of the trans-continentalism (aka Black World) of the event, we return to Dakar to celebrate the release of Chimurenga’s new publication on FESTAC ’77 – in collaboration with RAW Material Company.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

IN THE BOOKSHOP: KINSHASA CHRONIQUES / KINSHASA CHRONICLES

Kinshasa Chronicles is a richly textured encounter featuring seventy artists, most of whom belong to a very young generation, telling tales of one of the world’s most vibrant creative hubs.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Trajectory of a Street Photographer

My quest for an explanation for this omission in my history education made me appreciate the magnitude of the crime… for the struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. – Santu Mofokeng

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

SALUT GLISSANT

“Nothing is true, everything is alive.”
Moses März, imagines a conversation between Edoaurd Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau about the Philosophy of Relation.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Search Sweet Country

In conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, Kojo Laing talks to a future Ghana by exposing its present, full of the jargons and certainties of one dimensional nation building.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

IN THE DEN OF THE ALCHEMIST

Which “they”? Which “one”? What “secrets” are you talking about? Oh! Come on! Cinema taught us long ago that there is always a secret in a laboratory and that evil-minded people are planning to get hold of it.

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }

Searching for Rotimi- A Letter From London

Rotimi Fani-Kayode died 29 years ago (21 December 1989), in exile, after […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’….

Perfect, perfect, you have solved the problem for me, we have deconstructed the idea of National Theatre. We have taken the national and thrown it in the dust bin.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Crossroads Republic

The Nigerian superstar bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti hosted a covert summit meeting in the summer of 1977.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Who Killed Kabila

On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

New Cartographies

Since its launch in 2011, every edition of The Chronic has engaged with this question:  […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Who invented truth

Tired of truth, I am. And metanarratives and more truth and post colonies.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Where Is This Place

Keguro Macharia asks how might one describe where One Day I Will Write About This Place lives as it travels?

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

DISCOVERING HOME

by Binyavanga Wainaina(Winner of The Caine Prize 2002) Cape Town – June, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Nothing was impossible for a writer like him

Billy Kahora on Binyavanga Wainaina’s Work

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Pass Me the Microphone: Phoebe Boswell

Stories and sounds from the Swahili coast… sampling Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about Africa.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

WHAT AFRICAN WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

In a testament to Cheikh Anta Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop raises radical views on creative writing, a challenge to what he laments as our literary Sahara.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

PASS is going to Australia!

From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Neo Muyanga – The Sex For Money No Power Mixtape

PASS founder, a composer and musician Neo Muyanga highlights the currents and […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Revisit moments from the PASS landing in Amsterdam

From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Udaba with Kgafela oa Mogogodi – LIVE at Centre for the Book, Cape Town (2009)

On 1 October 2009, Pan African Space Station hosted Udaba at The […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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

  In April 2018, PASS welcomed back Georgia Anne Muldrow and her […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

BLACKOUT x 7 Octobre

Native Maqari and Keziah Jones Villa Medici channel Fela take on on […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

10 Paragraphs of Music Criticism

Kodwo Eshun discusses selected paragraphs of music criticism, taking in Kim Gordon’s […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

P.A.S.S. HARARE

From 9 – 12 November, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landed […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Dislocations in the Congolese World of Sound

“Dislocation” is how Congolese rumba historians describe the incessant splinterings that are […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

TO REFUSE THAT WHICH HAS BEEN REFUSED TO YOU

Fred Moten and Saidiya Hartman sit down to talk about the temporal […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

TO REFUSE THAT WHICH HAS BEEN REFUSED TO YOU

Fred Moten and Saidiya Hartman sit down to talk about the temporal […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Nigerian Art of Patronage

Deji Toye looks at the legacy of arts funding in Nigeria and […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

HOLIDAY PLANNING WITH HEI VOETSEK!

And now for an important travel advisory. Planning to visit Johannesburg or […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

AT HOME WITH ZEBULON DREAD/SWAMI SITARAM

For over a decade, the man born as Elliot Josephs terrorised Cape […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Civil Lines

An Essay by Achal Prabhala At some point in the 1980s – […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

FOUR GROUND-BREAKING THINGS IN FIVE ISSUES OF CIVIL LINES OR, WAYS TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE POSTCOLONIAL SAND

an essay by Vivek Narayanan [Note: while preparing this piece, I benefited greatly […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Emperor of Kinshasa’s Street Comics

by Nancy Rose Hunt Beginning nearly fifty years ago, in 1968, Kinshasa […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Spear: Canada’s Truth and Soul Magazine

by Peter James Hudson November 2010 Spear: Canada’s Truth and Soul Magazine launched […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Staffriding the Frontline

An Essay by Lesego RampolokengMay 2008 Down from a couple years beyond […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Staffrider

An Essay by Ivan VladislavićMarch 2008 I joined Ravan Press as a […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Of “Brothers with Perfect Timing”

An Essay by Mike Abraham2008 Germiston station has a very long platform. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Theatre du pouvoir AT the louvre – a letter from Paris

Kibafika Kakudji On 29 January 2018, the day after I turned 40, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

SUNGURA STORIES

Ranga Mberi travels back in musical time to the 1980s and 1990s, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS MY FATHER

A CONVERSATION WITH NORA CHIPAUMIRE Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and based in New […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

NONE BUT OURSELVES

The history of reggae in Zimbabwe echoes far beyond Bob Marley’s historic […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

THE WAY I SEE IT – National Heroes Acre I

Bongani Kona Who or what haunts you? Do recurrences draw you back […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

MURIMI MUNHU

Panashe Chigumadzi travels to the rural Zimbabwe of her ancestors, onto land […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

BAHUJANAFRIQUE – A PLAUSIBLE FUTURE

Sumesh Sharma traces the circuitous roots of Afro-Asiatic history, from the world’s […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHIMURENGA AS A COMMUNAL LABORATORY

by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga Since the 1970s, Zimbabweans have used the term […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Zidane’s Melancholy

Zidane watched the Berlin sky, not thinking of anything, a white sky […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Zinedine Zidane and and the event of the secret

Grant Farred produces a Derridean reading of Zidane’s world-stopping head butt.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

To Defend and to Question

Zinedine Zidane has described him as “the greatest footballer of all” and […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Zidane, a 21st century portrait

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parenno’s ambitious 2006 cinematic collaboration, Zidane, a 21st […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Keorapetse Kgositsile on Johnny Dyani

Jazz was crucial to South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile‘s most influential idea: […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Staffriding the Frontline – An Essay by Lesego Rampolokeng

May 2008 Down from a couple years beyond 30/30. it was the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Culture And Resistance In South Africa

by Keorapetse Kgositsile Keynote address from the Culture and Resistance Symposium (1982) […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Crossing Borders Without Leaving

by Keorapetse Kgositsile Returning home, even though just for a short visit, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Le sexe de Matonge

Sony Labou Tansi À Ngalamulume, le Kinois « Nazalaka moluba. Et je […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Who Killed Kabila?

The Pan African Space Station/Chimurenga Library at La Colonie, Paris 13 December […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Down the footpath

Emmanuel Iduma in conversation with photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi On a number of […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Home is where the music is

Hugh Masekela (talking to Mothobi Mutloatse) I remember we use to live […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Felasophy Through the Years: Fond Recollections of Fela Kuti

by Tunde Giwa Growing up in post civil-war Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, in […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

De l’art de vivre l’art

Dominique Malaquais Goddy Leye nous a quittés. C’était le 19 février 2011, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

La Puissance De Werewere Liking

One cannot avoid that vocabulary of hyper-inflation of much contemporary cultural or […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Divine World of Making Things with My Hands

A conversation with Jackie Karuti by Bongani Kona Jackie Karuti (1987) is […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A Layered Way of Working

Helen Teede is a Zimbabwean painter based in Harare. She left the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Some African Cultural Concepts By Steve Biko

  This is a paper given by Steve at a conference called […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The Definition Of Black Consciousness by Bantu Stephen Biko

It seeks to infuse the black community with a new-found pride in themselves, their efforts, their value systems, their culture, their religion and their outlook to life.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial