pan african space station

The qanun player of the Culture Musical Club, a taarab orchestra from Zanzibar, appearing at Pan African Space Station 2009, photo by Adrian Bischoff

Perhaps the world’s best named music festival the Pan African Space Station once again lands in Cape Town later this month. Combining awesome artists and bands from all over the African continent in fantastic venues at cheap prices (R30 if you book in advance!), there aren’t a lot of ways this festival could get any cooler.

As a way to illustrate this: during last year’s festival, I went to see a Tarab band from Zanzibar and a hiplife band from Ghana play in an 1797 church on Long St. What a fantastic ear-opening show that was.

Check out more about the artists and check out the schedule below. Also be sure to check out PanAfricanSpaceStation streaming online radio.

28 September to 2 October
Various venues in the CBD, Woodstock and Langa

Tuesday September 28:

Studio Kabako @ City Hall (7-10pm)

Wednesday 29 September
Brice Wassy Trio / Imperial Tiger Orchestra @ Slave Church (7-9.30pm)

Mbuso T Mas & So/ Theo Parrish @ Albert Hall (10.30pm-2.30am)

Thursday 30 September

Kyle Shepherd Trio / Dr. Philip Tabane & Malombo @ St George’s Cathedral (7.30-9.30pm)

Johnny Cradle / G&D @ Albert Hall (10.30-2.30am)

Friday 1 October

Thandiswa Mazwai Trio @ Slave Church (7-9.30pm)

Imperial Tiger Orchestra / Brice Wassy Trio @ Albert Hall (10.30pm-2.30am)

Saturday 2 October

Johnny Cradle /G&D / Thandiswa Mazwai Trio / Dr. Philip Tabane & Malombo / Mbuso T Mas & So @ Guga S’Thebe Centre (2pm-6pm)

After party & closing @ Pass Radio, Africa Centre (8pm-late)


One response to “pan african space station

  1. sounds like an interesting fest!