Uncommon Grounds Closing: Pungwe
02.07.2022 / 19:00 – 23:59
With Listening at Pungwe
Doors 19:00 / Start 20:00
Listening At Pungwe with Masimba Hwati, Natacha Muziramakenga and mokeyanju
The final evening of the month-long event series Uncommon Grounds features the musical duo Listening at Pungwe (Memory Biwa & Robert Machiri, current Music & Sound fellows). They invite you to join them for an evening of listening and being together – a Pungwe. Pungwe’s practice centres on the convergence of publics, using the tools of instrumentation, sound recordings, archives and their attendant histories.
Listening at Pungwe has invited as guest contributors Vienna-based, interdisciplinary artist Masimba Hwati. Hwati works in sculpture, video, performance and sound, focusing on listening, micro-politics, and resistance. And spoken word artist Natacha Muziramakenga who features the Body Out Loud series on women’s bodies in public space in Kigali. Vinyl selector/DJ, Jumoke Adeyanju aka mokeyanju, will also join the stage.
Masimba Hwati was born in Harare in 1982. Hwati works in sculpture, video and performance, focusing on sound, listening, micro-politics, resistance and negotiation. He has created projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa, UK, US, Canada, Germany and Austria.
Natacha Muziramakenga is a multidisciplinary artist: poet, and performer. Muzurimakenga contributed to the play “Learning Feminism from Rwanda”, presented in Germany and Switzerland between 2020 and 2021. Muziramakenga is currently based between Kigali and Abidjan, and is working on her first novel which deals with memory and transmission.
Mokeyanju is a passionate dancer, writer, vinyl selector/DJ and curator with a deep-rooted affection for sounds and tonalities, specifically language and percussive instruments. Adeyanju explores spiritual carriers or mediums, opening up understanding and portals to new sonic transmissions outside of the ordinary realms.
Before the performances, works by Shadi Habib Allah, Pallavi Paul (Nayi Kheti/New Harvest, 2013), Alicja Rogalska (Dark Fibres, 2021) are on view at the daadgalerie. Therefore, the doors already open at 7 pm.