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Unchain the art

Gwen Ansell maps the distance between words and music, fiction and autobiography, […]

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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.

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BHEKI KHOZA TRIO

Friday, 26 April 2024 – 7pm
Chimurenga factory

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Woza Moya

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

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LISTEN: A TRIBUTE TO KELAN PHIL COHRAN

Compiled by Guilty, covering the breadth of Kelan Phil Cohran’s musical journey

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Heliacal Rising of Sothis – a celebration of Kelan Phil Cohran

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

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AFRICAN DAY – a listening session with Tete Mbambisa

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 from 7pm
Chimurenga Factory

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Calabash Afrobeat Poems

Dike Okoro interviews Ikwunga Wonodi

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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

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MoRa: Mogorosi meets Rampolokeng with ensemble live recording

22 March 2024
6pm
Chiesa Dipazzo Lupi, Melville

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EXHIBITORS AND PARTICIPANTS

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

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Ubuhle Bendalo Community Arts Festival

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

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A Phyllis Hyman Selection, 1976-1982

by Pierre Crépon

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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.

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A LIVE BROADCAST WITH DAMOLA OLOWADE

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

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HOPHUIS: A SITE OF DANCE AND SOLIDARITY

Thursday, 09 November 2023
from 6pm.
Chimurenga Factory

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LIBERATION RADIO: MEDU ARTS ENSEMBLE

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

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LIBERATION RADIO: BOKANI DYER’S RADIO SECHABA

Chimurenga Factory
30 September
7pm

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EPISTROPHIES

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

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CHIMURENGANYANA: MUSIC NOTEBOOK OUT NOW!

MUSIC NOTEBOOK by Ari Sitas

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CLASS STRUGGLE IN MUSIC

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

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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)

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AZANIA EP LISTENING SESSION

Chimurenga Factory – Fri, 07 July 2023 from 6pm

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CHIMURENGA PRESENTS SOCIAL BREATH

a collective improvisation
16 June 2023

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LATEST IN STORE: WHEN THREE SEVENS CLASH

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

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CHIMURENGANYANA: LA DISCOTHEQUE DE SARAH MALDOROR

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

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La Discothèque de Sarah Maldoror (tracklisting)

decomposed, an-arranged, and reproduced by Ntone Edjabe

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FIELD RECORDINGS WITH SHABAKA HUTCHINGS

FIELD RECORDINGS
WED, 22 FEB 2023 from 6PM

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

Live on PASS – 14 February 2023, from 6pm

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GROUNATION – a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

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

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Chimurenga presents GROUNATION

a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

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

The latest episode in the Stories About Music in Africa series

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MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI

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

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LIBERATION RADIO: MASELLO MOTANA’S VOCAL MUSEUM

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

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MALCOLM JIYANE’S TREE-O

Live at Chimurenga Factory – Fri, 28 October 2022

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TUMI MOGOROSI’S GROUP THEORY:BLACK MUSIC

Live at Chimurenga Factory – Sat, 22 Oct 2022

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LIBERATION MUSIC AT THE CHIMURENGA FACTORY – OCTOBER 2022

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

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LIBERATION RADIO

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

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MASELLO MOTANA’S VOCAL MUSEUM

Live at the Chimurenga Factory

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LIBERATION RADIO: PUNGWE 1

Selected and mixed by Robert Machiri

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DIALECTIC SOUL

Friday, 08 April 2022 – 7pm
@ Chimurenga Factory

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iPhupho L’ka Biko – live at the Chimurenga Factory

Thursday, 31 March 2022
7pm

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

Where to begin? Which silences? There are many.

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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.

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THE BROTHER MOVES ON RETURNS

Chimurenga Factory
Saturday, 06 November 2021

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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

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NEW STORIES ABOUT MUSIC IN AFRICA

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

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HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS

The latest addition to the Chimurenganyana series

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SALIM WASHINGTON, DALISU NDLAZI, ASHER GAMEDZE… IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, 24 June 2021 – 6pm

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THE SUMMER OF ’69

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

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CHIMURENGA CHRONIC – IMAGI-NATION NWAR – OUT NOW!

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

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PASS in Oslo (17 – 20 February 2021)

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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African Cities Reader I: Pan-African Practices

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

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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…

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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;

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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.

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FESTAC AT 45: FESTAC ’77, a mixtape by Chimurenga

In this mix, we decompose, an-arrange and reproduce the sound-world of FESTAC ’77 to address the planetary scale of event, alongside the personal and artistic encounters it made possible.

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RIP PAPA GEORGE

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

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They Won’t Go When I Go

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

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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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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.

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Who Kill Kabila – Angola Mix

We tune into radio trottoir, radio one battery, radio 33, boca boca to get the word on the street from Angola.

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Listen to “Sankomota: An Ode in One Album”

On 31 May, we hosted the launch of Phehello Mofokeng‘s reflective essay on Lesotho’s greatest band, Sankomota.

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FESTAC ’77: PASS Playlist

A Festac 77 Mixtape featuring Randy Weston, Mandla Langa, Carlos Moore, The Blue Notes, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Michael McMillan, Miriam Makeba, Gilberto Gil, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Ray Lema and of course, Fela Kuti (voiced by Kolade Arogundade).

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Traditional Intellectuals

Izithunywa Zohlanga’s art is the art of combat because it assumes responsibility, and because it is the will to liberty expressed in terms of time and space.

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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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HIKIMA – a letter from Zaria

She eyed me. A thing wet around her eyes, like water from the evening rain. Lateef, she said, an incurable emphasis on both syllables: Lah-teef.

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The Invention of Africa by Franco & T.P.OK Jazz

The output of Luambo Makiadi aka Franco, from the legendary record collection of “Jumbo” Donald Vanrenen

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

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

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

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Neo Muyanga – The Sex For Money No Power Mixtape

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

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Revisit moments from the PASS landing in Amsterdam

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

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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 […]

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STORIES ABOUT MUSIC IN AFRICA – Ingoma Yomzabalazo with Iphupho Lka Biko

Recorded live at Chimurenga HQ, Cape Town, in February 2017

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Creating Theatre: A George Hallett Photo Essay

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

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Call for an Archive of AfroSonics

The collective improvisations of black America – and their profound impact on poetry and sound – are near impossible to find in the annals of US academe. In fact, their absence is as stark as the control of archiving is white, writes Harmony Holiday.

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Salut Deleuze!

Culled from a comic book tribute to, and intellectual biography of, Gilles Deleuze […]

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DIPALO a mixtape for those who practice counting

DIPALO: a mixtape for those who practice counting, composed, arranged and performed by Muyanga, was released as an audio supplement to issue 16 of Chimurenga magazine

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