Saturday, 10 September 2016. From 7pm at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
An explosive bellow from the spiritual heart of the black experience, saxophonist and composer Winston Mankunku’s Ngozi’s Yakhal’Inkomo is at once a call to action, an open letter and a prayer. Recorded in 1968, as a cry mourning the Sharpeville massacre, and reinvoked in Mongane Wally Serote’s 1972 collection of poems, it tasks us with […]
Chimurenga presents The Corpse Exhibition and older graphic stories – a new issue of the Chronic available now
This week on the Chronic we look at a record of concerns, loves, conflicts and the imagination as documented in the personal letters of James Baldwin, Bessie Head, Albert Luthuli and one Mr A. Toffee.
Ayesha Hameed presenting a series of sounds and images looking at the Black Atlantic in contemporary, illegalised migration at sea, in oceanic environments, through Afro-futuristic dance floors, on sound systems and in outer-space.
Chimurenga is hiring.
“Astral travelling on the back of a moonchild spaceship” with Lefifi Tladi, Tumi Mogorosi and Sibusile Xaba.
This week on the Chronic, we call God by all his names,creep up to the thresholds of Heaven, peak over the silver lining and approach God. In the Upper Room, Florence Madenga cyber-connects to her spirituality. “We are waiting for Apostle Debbie Banda-Viggs, a Malawian evangelist living in McKinney, Texas. None of us have ever […]
The Pan African Space Station lands in Lagos, 23rd – 26th of June
Music as decolonisation. Image by Victor Gama.