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THE PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION

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THE PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION (Pa**)

is a 30-day music intervention from September 12 October 12, 2008, on radio and the internet, as well as venues across greater Cape Town. It is an initiative of the Cape Town based curatorial team unknown as the Heliocentrics (Ntone Edjabe and Neo Muyanga), in partnership with the Africa Centre and with the support of Spier. The primary aim of the project is to articulate, musically, the Africa Centre's programmatic theme of "entangled nations". It is also an opportunity for Capetonians and visitors to engage up-close with the rich and complex web of creative expression which binds Africans across the globe.

Pa** is an exploration of and an intervention into spatial and cultural ghettos in the city and how to link them physically (through the music venues) and conceptually (on radio and the internet).


LIVE MUSIC VENUES

Pa** does not only bring music lovers together, the project also seeks to acknowledge and profile new and existing independent music venues across the city. The music happenings are arranged to occur at staggered time and space intervals to help affirm and disrupt, both, music geography of the city. However, these disparate venues across Cape Town are brought closer together through a temporary transport network of buses, which will serve the festival's routes, facilitating greater mobility in our notoriously rigid cultural environment. Through this approach, venues such as Langa's Guga S'thebe and a**embly in District Six may be linked conceptually. Other selected venues include Mowbray's Town Hall, Kimberley Hotel in eastern part of the city and the Slave Church on Long Street.

To emphasise this re-mapping aspect, musician and printmaker Righard Kapp is producing 5 visual pieces based on each venue. Similarly Pa** programme, designed by poet Karen Press and architect Greer Valley, takes the form of a map on Cape Town, illustrating the venues and the routes that link them.


PERFORMING ARTISTS

Between October 14, Pa** plays host to genre-busting music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory. Participating artists include the Lagos-Accra based Afrobeat fanfare Ayetoro; famed drummer Cindy Blackman and her quartet (New York); Trinidadian jazz-poet Anthony Joseph and his Spasm band; Electronica-jazz group Bibi Tanga and Professeur Inla**able (Bangui/Paris); Kinshasa's underground poet laureate Bebson de la rue and his band Tryonix; Luanda's leading techno producer DJ Manya; Carlo Mombelli and his Prisoners of Strange (Jhb), Joburg's art-rockers Blk Jks, Afrofuturist bluesman Madala Kunene (Durban), two Cape Town based collaborative projects, namely Goematronics and the all-female electro project Science Feline and more.


Pa** RADIO

The highlight of the project is a unique and freeform music radio station. The radio station will broadcast 30 days (September 12 October 12) of cutting edge music from global Africa to the greater Cape Town. This will be a true meeting place for the diverse music audiences in Cape Town. All the music acts mentioned above will also perform on the radio station. Pa** will broadcast from studios at the Pan African Market in the city centre and other festival venues. The radio will launch with a 24-hour event to be held at the Pan African Market on September 12 (Biko Day), and will broadcast of FM until October 12. Thereafter, broadcasting will continue online.



* for those who made it this far: please pm me if you are interested in getting airplay on the radio station. conceptually the idea is to create and integrate the station into a performance space of its own. whatever goes. and by that i mean WHATEVER GOES. there are no rules here. the free-er and more challenging the material is, the better. challenge yourself. its a gap. use it *
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these are some of the acts and the relevant information on them. tickets will be available from computicket, online and at the door. and they range between 30 and 50 bucks.














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Dub Vaults...yes man
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its back...  ;)

Join us for Songs for Biko and other stomps, screams and prayers:
a 24-hr marathon praise party to launch the Pan African Space Station.

Pa** Studios
Africa Centre, 44 Long Street, Cape Town
6pm on Sat 12 Sept (Biko Day) - 6pm on Sun 13 Sept

DJs, musicians, soundists, poets will present music, sound and words inspired by Steve Biko's work.
 
In studio: soul housing project Plan Be; Moz guitarist & bandleader Dino Miranda; enigmatic soundist Brendon Bussy & friends; independent collective Dala Flats; female-led jazz ensemble The Congregation; dub mistress Funafuji; DJ Mighty (Mabu Vinyl), DJ Hannah and more.
 
Fong Kong Bantu Sound System and chief chef Thobikile cook up an Ital beat breakfast on Sunday from 6am to 12pm. Nonkululeko Godana hosts spoken words from 2pm.
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a link to my lil review of the Pa** gig


http://www.speakerbox.co.za/content/feature.aspx?id=282


PICs from the event

http://www.panafricanspacestation.org.za/pa**_entry.php?blog_id=24


I know some of u were there ( I see u Kelis) so maybe ya'll can also share how the even was for u


I am told that the lady with the iron on stage was our very own Naturelle  :)
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