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FESTAC '77 - A MIXTAPE BY CHIMURENGA

FESTAC '77 - A MIXTAPE BY CHIMURENGA

FESTAC '77, a mixtape by Chimurenga

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. With a radically ambitious agenda underwritten by Nigeria’s newfound oil wealth, FESTAC ’77 would unfold as a complex, glorious and excessive culmination of a half-century of pan African cultural-political gatherings.

In this mix, we decompose, an-arrange and reproduce the sound-world of FESTAC ’77 to address the planetary scale of event, alongside the personal and artistic encounters it made possible. And to ask: Can a past that the present has not yet caught up with be summoned to haunt the present as an alternative?

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Ex-Friendly (Justin Turford)

Finally a book and mix deserving for FESTAC! Ordered the book as when I wrote this piece it was so difficult to research so hugely looking forward to an in depth account. Peace x (my article - https://www.theransomnote.com/events/articles/houghton-festac-77/)

Gamara
Gamara

Awsome ! Thank you so so very much

Nomadic Muse

Who is the woman who says , "when a woman writes about women, she is not a feminist, she is just natural!"

PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION

Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo. Thanks for listening.

Valérie Osouf

Thank you !!!

Shannon Harris

Love this!! Thanks!!

ibrhoda
ibrhoda

wow, what a trip! more please...give us more! :)