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TELL YOUR FRIENDS: CHIMURENGA ABOUT CAPE TOWN

Chimurenga will be stationed at a number of events around Cape Town in weeks to come. Catch us this weekend (17 – 19 February) at the Cape Town Art Fair being held at the Cape Town Convention Centre where we will be exhibiting and selling our publications and other material, as well as taking visitors […]

REVISIT MOMENTS FROM THE PASS LANDING IN AMSTERDAM

  From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live in Amsterdam from the OBA Central Library. PASS is an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community, featuring collaborations with artists and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; prompting us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to […]

THE SECOND GERMAN CHRONIC IS HERE

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new cartographies. The 32-page publication features translations of maps and selected writings from previous editions of the English Chronic produced in 2014 and 2015.   Contributors include Binyavanga Wainaina, Yemisi Aribisala, Billy Kahora, Jesse Weaver Shipley, Wendell Marsh, Agri Ismail, Moses März, Elnathan John, Stacy Hardy, Sarah Jappie and […]

THE FOREST AND THE ZOO LIVES ON

Chimurenga Magazine launched its new issue, the Chimurenga Chronic, a speculative newspaper set in May 2008, with a Chronic Library exhibition and a live music event in Johannesburg from 19-26 October 2011. Under the direction of composer/trumpeter Marcus Wyatt, some of Johannesburg’s leading jazz musicians explored Chimurenga Chronic themes such as history, exile and memory in […]

PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION LANDS IN AMSTERDAM

Launched in 2008 by  Chimurenga, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, and an internet based radio station.  The PASS live studio will land and transmit from OBA Central Library in Amsterdam from 11 – 15 December, 14:00 – […]

DOES SOUTH AFRICA NEED A RICH PRESIDENT?

Journalist Ferial Haffajee says “Yes.” Gayton McKenzie, the self-described millionaire and former bank robber says “No.” And, he adds, “Only a man who understands what poverty is is able to overcome the challenge it poses since he knows – intimately – his enemy.” While trying to answer this question in 2012, Haffajee confidently wrote: “Donald Trump […]

INTO THE CHRONIC ARCHIVE

  With the Pan African Space Station landing in Cairo this week, on the Chronic website, we highlight our special July 2015 issue, designed in collaboration with Studio Safar in Beirut, and published in its entirety in Arabic as Muzmin. In the minds of many, the Sahara exists as a boundary between the Maghreb and […]

PASS POP-UP DESCENDING

Taking advantage of both the intimacy and unpredictability of the live radio studio space and the reach and scope of the internet, Pan African Space Station Pop-Up seeks to forge new collaborations across time and space. A combination of live conversations, travelogues, discussion sessions and performances, together with exhibitions of new and archival material interrogate our shared histories. The […]

PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION

Visit, follow and listen to the  latest LIVE recordings from The Pan African Space Station on our Mixcloud. Also listen to and watch our archive on Stories About Music in Africa, a series that presents concert-lectures and audio/visual stories recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African world. The […]

AFRO HORN

Forged from a rare metal found only in Africa and South America, the Afro-horn is an instrument to open the mouths of the gods. It was invented by ancient Egyptians, who called it the Tun-tet. According to Brent Hayes Edwards’ imaginative essay on the mythical instrument, there are only three Afro-horns in the world: one […]