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Friday, 24 November
The music unit of Medu Arts Ensemble consisted of two bands, Shakawe and Kalahari
Saturday, 16 September 2023 from 6pm
Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock)
a gathering ‘n broadcast for our dearly departed brother Malesela Joey Modiba (1986-2023)
Chimurenga Factory – Fri, 07 July 2023 from 6pm
a collective improvisation
16 June 2023
decomposed, an-arranged, and reproduced by Ntone Edjabe
WED, 22 FEB 2023 from 6PM
Live on PASS – 14 February 2023, from 6pm
“Grounation Day” marks the landing of Emperor Selassie I in Jamaica on April 21, 1966.
a tribute to the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari
The latest episode in the Stories About Music in Africa series
We shall open this new cycle of programming with a month-long tribute to the almighty Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.
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
The latest episode in the Stories About Music in Africa series, now available
Live at Chimurenga Factory – Fri, 28 October 2022
Live at Chimurenga Factory – Sat, 22 Oct 2022
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
Tumi Mogorosi’s Group Theory:Black Music and Malcolm Jiyane’s Tree-O
Live on PASS – 13 Sep 2022 from 6pm
We’re proud to present a new edition of “Liberation Radio”
a live reading for Bessie Head’s 85th
13 July 2022 from 6pm
Live at the Chimurenga Factory
The most recent episode of Stories About Music in Africa is Monday Blues for Sandile Dikeni
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
Selected and mixed by Robert Machiri
Friday, 08 April 2022 – 7pm
@ Chimurenga Factory
Thursday, 31 March 2022
Live on PASS: 15th-18th March 2022, 3-6pm
Worldwide premiere live on PASS – 09-11 February 2022
Saturday, 06 November 2021
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
PASS presents: Salim Washington, Dalisu Ndlazi, Asher Gamedze in conversation
a word/sound documentary by the Insurrections Ensemble, with an introduction by Ari Sitas
Thursday, 24 June 2021 – 6pm
Chimurenga and Hangar (Lisbon) present Radio MAC live on PASS 14-21 June 2021, 6pm.
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.
On Wednesday 17 February through to Saturday 20 February, Pan African Space Station […]
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
Live from 5pm
Friday 21 August 2020
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.
Join us in celebrating the life and work of our dearly departed brother and comrade, the poet, journalist and griot of liberation struggles.
From 23 – 25 October 2019, Chimurenga will install its Pan African Space Station (PASS) at The New School’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York City.
Recorded in the darkness and unpredictability of load shedding, Dumama & Kechou invited Madala ‘Bafo’ Kunene, along with Madosini, for an intimate performance at the Chimurenga Factory.
n her 30 years of exile, Miriam Makeba redefined pan Africanism. She was a woman with nine passports and honorary citizenship in 10 countries.
This installment of Stories about Music in Africa features Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town.
The output of Luambo Makiadi aka Franco, from the legendary record collection of “Jumbo” Donald Vanrenen
Stories and sounds from the Swahili coast… sampling Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about Africa.
From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash […]
PASS founder, a composer and musician Neo Muyanga highlights the currents and […]
From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live […]
On 1 October 2009, Pan African Space Station hosted Udaba at The […]
In April 2018, PASS welcomed back Georgia Anne Muldrow and her […]
From 9 – 12 November, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landed […]
“Dislocation” is how Congolese rumba historians describe the incessant splinterings that are […]
On October 15, 1987, Burkinabe revolutionary idealist and Pan-Africanist, Thomas Sankara was […]
Recorded live at Chimurenga HQ, Cape Town, in February 2017
For our first UK presentation, Chimurenga will infiltrate The Showroom’s building in […]
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.