Chimurenga News Media Struggle for Freedom Who No Know Go Know
All About South African Based Chimurenga News Media
Founded by Cameroonian Editor Ntone Edjabe in 2002, it provides an innovative platform for free ideas and political reflection by Africans about Africa.
The magazine is based in Cape Town, South Africa and in 2011 won the prestigious Prince Claus Award which is given annually to individuals, groups and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development.
Edjabe says “It's a smart mix of fiction, reporting, essays, manifestos and art, all pegged to a vision of the pan African.” Chimurenga is published sporadically, usually twice a year with 14 African writers visiting 14 African cities to explore the complexities of Africa’s different urban landscapes.
Chimurenga’s motto “Who No Know Go Know” is a song by the legendary Nigerian Fela Kuti. Born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, he pioneered the groundbreaking form of music known as Afrobeat, a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies, which he used to spread his message of uniting against oppression in Nigeria.
AfroBeat consciences were Fela Kuti gifts to the world writing lyrics that rebelled against the Nigerian government. Chimurenga founder and Editor Ntone Edjabe is also a DJ currently studying at Khoj International Artists' Association.
Ntone Edjabe is a writer, journalist, DJ and founding editor of Chimurenga magazine. He is currently a researcher in residence at Khoj. http://www.chimurenga.co.za/
Posted by Khoj International Artists' Association on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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