Post-disciplinary artist, Maurice Mbikayi, was born in Kinshasa, in 1974. His country of birth, Democratic Republic of Congo, is the world’s largest producer of Coltan – a key ingredient in many electronic devices. Mbikayi’s work – built from remnants of discarded computer parts, “junk technology” and other materials – asks deeper questions about the networks […]
Chimurenga presents The Corpse Exhibition and older graphic stories – a new issue of the Chronic available now
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.
The Pan African Space Station lands in Lagos, 23rd – 26th of June
Music as decolonisation. Image by Victor Gama.
Decolonising the mind from a Jazz Perspective, with Shabaka Hutchings
When reports (rumours) surfaced on that 9th of May, 2016, that Haiti, the land Aime Cesaire claimed is “where negritude stood up for the first time” had finally joined the African Union, Pan-Africanists the world round celebrated. But with the rejoice came questions; queries about the AU itself, and whether or not an African Unionised […]
Off The Page is the UK’s only literary festival devoted to music criticism and audio culture. Taking place in the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent, this unique weekend-long event looks to expand the discourse surrounding contemporary sound and music. In the 2011 edition of this festival, Kodwo Eshun launched a “first attempt at the history of […]
The Pan African Space Station hosted Thath’i Cover Orkestra in a unique re-exploration of kwaito music at Guga Sthebe- Arts & Culture Center, Langa.
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