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28 Sep 2009

Pan African Space Station - Live Events 2009

On September 30 PASS Live opens with a choral rendition of pioneering Chilean author, Fernando Alegria's War Chorale composed by Bheki Khoza.

From October 1 - 4 2009, PASS II plays host to genre-busting music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory.

The line-up features Kora maestro Toumani Diabate; Queen of Ndebele music, guitarist Nothembi Mkhwebane; 9-piece, Chicago-based jazz troubadours Hypnotic Brass Ensemble; Cameroonian funk-master Franck Biyong and his Massak Afroletric Orchestra; Zanzibar's legendary taarab orchestra and social club, the Culture Musical Club; Ras_G & the Afrikan from his El-Ay, Western Sahara space base; and Ghanaian Pidgin rapper Wanlov the Kubulor.

PASS II also features a series of new collaborations between South African musicians: Barry van Zyl's southern African sound-rhythm stew, Baboti are joined by jazz vocalist and trombone player Siya Makuzeni; and politically engaged, slamming jazz upstarts uDaba perform with spoken-word author Kgafela oa Magogodi.

Some of the continent's most esteemed selectors, including Dar es Salaam's DJ Yusuf Mahmoud and Cape Town's own Fong Kong Bantu Soundsystem are also making appearances.

The live music component PASS takes place in a series of different venues across greater Cape Town, engaging diverse together audiences and provoking new forms of creative expression and social mobilization that foregrounding history and memory as well as agency and difference. Audiences will travel from St Georges Cathedral, the Centre for the Book and the Slave Church in the city centre to Guga S'thebe in Langa and All Nations Club in Salt River.

LIVE EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
St George's Cathedral: War Chorale with Bheki Khoza (7-9pm)

THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER
Slave Church: Wanlov the Kubulor / Toumani Diabate (7-9pm)
Centre For The Book: Udaba / Franck Biyong & Massak 9pm-11pm)
All Nations: Fong Kong Bantu Soundsystem / DJ Andy Williams / DJ Yusuf Mahmoud (10pm-4am)

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER
St George's Cathedral: Culture Musical Club / Toumani Diabate (7-9pm)
Centre For The Book: Barry van Zyl & Baboti / Nothembi Mkhwebane / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (9-11pm)
All Nations: Ras Yellow / Ras G & Afrikan Space Program / Funafuji (10pm-4am)

SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER
Guga S'thebe: Udaba / Nothembi Mkhwebane / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (12pm-6pm)
Slave Church: Culture Musical Club / Wanlov the Kubulor (7am-9pm)
Centre For The Book: Barry van Zyl & Baboti / Franck Biyong & Massak (9am-11pm)
All Nations: Ras Yellow / Ras G & Afrikan Space Program / DJ Andy Williams (10pm-4am)

Sunday 4 OCTOBER
Pass Radio, Africa Centre, 44 Long Street, Cape Town: Songs For Bheki

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All shows: R30 pre-booked; R50 door. Tickets available via computicket: www.computicket.com

http://www.computicket.com/web/festival/pan_african_space_station_festival/2104314

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011 340 8000

http://www.panafricanspacestation.org.za/

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"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk

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