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The New Thing

An ongoing series exploring new spaces for radical culture in South Africa.     PART I : Out of the silence, the crevices, cracks and forgotten places of Cape Town, comes the thing that is jazz. Lindokuhle Nkosi listens to the language of traditions, improvisation and healing, as channelled by some gifted young South African protégés in […]

Download Chimurenga Magazine!

  Select issues of our commencement project Chimurenga Magazine are now available in PDF format.   Started in 2002, the pan African publication of culture, art and politics provides an innovative platform for free ideas and political reflection by Africans about Africa.     Available editions include: Chimurenga 6: “Orphans of Fanon” (2004) Chimurenga 7: “Kaapstad! (and Jozi, the night […]

Jeffery Allen in Conversation

On Wednesday 31 May 2017, Chimurenga hosted an intimate dialogue and recording session with special guest Jeffery Renard Allen, facilitated by Bongani Kona. American poet, essayist and novelist Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of five books, including the widely celebrated novel Song of the Shank (2014), which is a take on the life of […]

IKHAMBI – Nduduzo Makhathini & The Cure Collective

  Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing series that presents concert-lectures and audio/visual stories about music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory. The eighth installment, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town during April 2017, presents Nduduzo Makhathini & The Cure Collective, featuring Makhathini on keyboard, Justin Bellairs […]

CHIMURENGA SESSIONS present…

On Wednesday 31st May at 17:30, Chimurenga will host an intimate dialogue and recording session with special guest Jeffrey Renard Allen, facilitated by Bongani Kona. American poet, essayist and novelist Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of five books, including the widely celebrated novel Song of the Shank (2014), which is a take on the life of […]

FREE STELLA!

Following the arrest and detention of leading Ugandan academic, feminist and activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi, on charges related to cyber harassment and insulting President Museveni and his wife, there has been outcry and condemnation both inside Uganda and internationally. A broad coalition is agitating for her immediate release from Kampala’s maximum security prison. Paula Akugizibwe and Isaac Otidi Amuke add […]

iPhupho L’ka Biko: Ingoma Yomzabalazo

Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station that presents concert-lectures and audio/visual stories about music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory. The most recent episode, recorded live at Chimurenga HQ (Cape Town) in February 2017, presents Johannesburg based pan-Afrikan collective iPhupho L’ka Biko with Ingoma […]