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Listen to Coltrane Week (17-21 July 2017)

  17 -21 July was Coltrane Week on Pan African Space Station, streamed and recorded LIVE from Chimurenga HQ. From 18:00 – 20:00 every evening, we invited listeners to tune into the PASS stream for a selection of odes and ramblings to the father of spiritual jazz and beyond. Coltrane Week featured interviews, musical contributions and compositions from Trane […]

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 […]

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 […]


Food security – an industry fuelled by massive material resources and expert knowledge aimed ostensibly at managing the world’s food crisis – has shaped how we think about food. Driven by development discourse, and fed by a global food regime wherein the very systems meant to feed us, starve us, its focus, especially when it comes to Africa, is large […]

“Angazi, but I’m sure”: A Raw Académie Session

RAW Material Company is a Dakar-based centre for art, knowledge and society; concerned with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art. From 3rd April to 26th May 2017, we are in Dakar to lead a session of the RAW Académie titled “Angazi, but am sure”. The programme includes weekly […]

Listening to PASS in Cairo

Revisit recorded sessions from the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landing at the library of Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Over four days, PASS in Cairo became an improvisational platform for research and deeper explorations into imagined and imaginary borders, featuring live readings, performances and conversations with Chimurenga collaborators in the city. […]


If you’re at the Art Africa Fair, running from 24 February to 05 March from Jubilee Hall at the V&A Waterfront, our partner Bibliophilia will have Chimurenga publications available for sale. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact us at info@chimurenga.co.za. And if you’re unable to be there, purchase any of our publications […]