Pan African Space Station POP-UP at Fondation Cartier, 261 boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris:
17 – 19 September 2015, broadcasting live 16:00 – 22:00 (CET).
From September 17 – 19, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) will POP-UP inside the gallery of Fondation Cartier, Paris with live programming that explores the past-present-future of Congolese music cultures. This intervention features as part of the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko.
Broadcaster Bintou Simporé (Nova) will keep the mics in check as we welcome Ray Lema, Afrikadaa Magazine, Helmie Bellini trio (feat. Hilaire Penda), Andy Amadi Okoroafor (Clam Mag), DJ Mo Laudi, Dinozord and David Bovée of Schengen Shegue, Pitcho, Jolie Ngemi, Boddhi Satva and and more artists to the studio.
Duetting in their unique ways, Baloji teams up with legendary guitar player Dizzy Mandjeku for a performance-lecture, the Kongo Astronauts land with Méga Mingiedi, Christine Eyene extends encounters to examine bikutsi music with filmmaker Blaise Ndjehoya, and Congolese cinema gets mined by Jean-Pierre Bekelo and Mweze Ngangura.
Additionally, Binetou Sylla of Syllart Records will provide a regular feature facilitating conversations with and performances by Alain Mabanckou, Nyboma, Fabregas Métis Noir, Dally Kimoko, Lokassa Ya Mbongo, Yondo Sister, Kékélé and Bumba Massa.
Contributions will also be beamed in from New York, Montreal and Kinshasa to present the writers collective Moziki littéraire, from the Centre d’Art Picha in Lubumbashi, and from Bogota by Afro-Columbian music pioneers Palenque Records.
To experience these three days of conversations, DJ performances and mini-concerts tune in to panafricanspacestation.org.za between 16:00 – 22:00 (CET) each day-night.
This edition of the Pan African Space Station POP-UP studio in Paris has been developed in collaboration with the Fondation Cartier for the Exhibition “Beauté Congo, 1926-2015, Congo Kitoko”