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LAUNCHING THE BREATHERS – THE LATEST IN THE CHIMURENGANYANA SERIES

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at Chimurenga Factory from 6pm

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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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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

16 – 18 February 2024
Chimurenga Factory

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A Phyllis Hyman Selection, 1976-1982

by Pierre Crépon

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A LIVE BROADCAST WITH DAMOLA OLOWADE

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

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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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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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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

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

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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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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

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

Live on PASS – 13 Sep 2022 from 6pm

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LIBERATION RADIO

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

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SOUNDGARDEN

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

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MASELLO MOTANA’S VOCAL MUSEUM

Live at the Chimurenga Factory

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CHIMURENGA@20: MONDAY BLUES FOR SANDILE DIKENI

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

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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

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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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Liberation Radio: Cape Town – 15-18 March 2022

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

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The Africans, A Radio Play in Three Acts

Worldwide premiere live on PASS – 09-11 February 2022

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THE BROTHER MOVES ON RETURNS

Chimurenga Factory
Saturday, 06 November 2021

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ALL DAY PHAROAH

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

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

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SALIM WASHINGTON, DALISU NDLAZI, ASHER GAMEDZE… IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, 24 June 2021 – 6pm

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RADIO MAC ON PASS – 14-21 June

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

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

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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.

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

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The 12th Annual Abdullah Ibrahim Festival

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THE POETRY OF ABBEY LINCOLN

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

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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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Monday Blues for Sandile Dikeni

Join us in celebrating the life and work of our dearly departed brother and comrade, the poet, journalist and griot of liberation struggles.

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FESTAC ’77 Celebration in New York City – 23 – 25 October 2019

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.

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Stories About Music in Africa

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.

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No Pass, But Nine Passports

n her 30 years of exile, Miriam Makeba redefined pan Africanism. She was a woman with nine passports and honorary citizenship in 10 countries. 

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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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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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Pass Me the Microphone: Phoebe Boswell

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

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PASS is going to Australia!

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

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

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

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P.A.S.S. HARARE

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

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Dislocations in the Congolese World of Sound

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

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PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION –  THOMAS SANKARA 31 YEARS ON

On October 15, 1987, Burkinabe revolutionary idealist and Pan-Africanist, Thomas Sankara was […]

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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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The Chimurenga Library at The Showroom, London.

For our first UK presentation, Chimurenga will infiltrate The Showroom’s building in […]

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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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