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The Way I See It: We Need New Myths

By Shabaka Hutchings Probing the musical narratives of jazz and hip-hop, saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings plays outside the time signatures common to diasporan interpretation and orthodox analysis. Moving beyond the value systems and invisible hierarchies that shape understanding and impose context, he imagines another sonic architecture. A phrase from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, “moving the […]

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Stories about Music in Africa

Throughout 2014 Chimurenga has been connecting with cutting-edge artists and music collectives from around the continent to prepare unique recordings for Pan African Space Station (PASS). The first monthly broadcast featuring Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On continues to orbit. On Thursday 15 January, the second transmission will present Revolting Songs by Neo Muyanga. The series presents concert-lectures, audio/visual […]

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Bra Tebs talks

Was Bra Tebs’ “4 Blokes & 1 Doll” show the highlight of Cape Town Jazz Festival? Louis Moholo-Moholo’s beautifully manic mix of South African anthems, free jazz, and switches from Brenda to Mannenberg, all with his multi-limbed dexterity, certainly enthused crowds. Changing key, it’s time for a trio of conversations with the Blues Notes great; watch, listen […]

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