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 Zimbabwe focused issue of the Chimurenga Chronic.
Looking into the inventions of Zimbabwe, the programming examined music as the paradigm through which the country and region’s political history is told and archived. Whatever Zimbabwe is, and is becoming, already exists in the sound-worlds produced in the region. PASS in Harare invited musicians, artists, writers, cultural producers and rebels based in Harare and beyond in studio to uncover these worlds.
Now replayable: #PanAfricanSpaceStation Harare sessions, recorded/broadcast live from National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Featuring The Monkey Nuts, Weaver Press, Tinofireyi Aero5ol Zhou, Chirikure Chirikure, Netsayi, Kudzanai Chiurai and Pungwe Nights. Tune in for conversations on Zim Rock, Literary Initiatives, Post-Chimurenga Postures and (why) We Need New Names.