how does one interview an artist who refuses to speak?

last night, over dinner, with a straight face and before going out dancing, bili bidjoka said to me, “i see myself as a 19th century parisian artist … ” to which, of course, there is no measured retort possible.
it was like the day when someone asked louis moholo, “what are you listening to now?”, referring to music on disc in
the cd player, louis replied “i am listening to you man!”.

we recorded that conversation … and put it here for you

http://www.panafricanspacestation.org.za/passcast.php?archive_id=30
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new compositions

i’ve been working on some new compositions which will be used in a national youth theatre production in london – the piece, called “skunk”, is by talented young writer, zawe ashton, and directed by my friend, peter collins.
the tale spins out near-like an inner-city remix of frans kafka’s “metamorphosis”.
if you’re going to be in london end of this month or early the next, you might like to see it.

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Skunk: National Youth Theatre at Soho Theatre runs from Friday, 28th August to Saturday, 12th September

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the Pan African Space Station – the sound of 21st century Afriglobalism

The Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a 30-day music intervention from September 12 – October 12, on the internet, as well as Live in venues across greater Cape Town.

It is an opportunity for Capetonians and visitors to engage up-close with the rich web of creative expression that binds Africans across the globe.

PASS Radio: The highlight of the project is a unique freeform music radio station that will broadcast 30 days of cutting edge music from global Africa.

The radio will launch with a 24-hour event to be held at the Africa Centre (44 Long Street, Cape Town) on September 12 (Steve Biko Day), and will broadcast until October 12.
Thereafter, archive audio, footage and blogs of Live performances and select radio broadcasts will continue to be available to stream online.

Live Events:
on 30th September P.A.S.S. opens with a once-off choral rendition of Chilean author, Fernando Alegria’s “War Chorale” composed by Bheki Khoza.

October 1st to 3rd we play host to a kora maestro (Toumani Diabate), a Ndebele guitar queen (Nothembi Mkhwebane), the funkiest of brass bands (the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble), the Ghanaian afro-punk (Wanlov the Kubolor), the Zanzibari legends (the Culture Music Club), and more.

visit our website for details and see what we’ve been doing since last year!

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