DIPALO – an audio cd supplement by Neo Muyanga in The Chronic

Composed, arranged and performed by Neo Muyanga, this audio cd supplement is part of the Chimurenga Chronicle, a speculative newspaper which is issue 16 of Chimurenga.


a) 1+1= (a re-composition of a 5000-year-old offering to Lord Ganesha, the Hindu deity, an opener of sorts)

b) 4:7 (heaven’s on the ocean is a proportional refrain on reaching nirvana, the 7th grade, via the mundane material world)

c) 3sin= rθ (sino projection technology theme)

d) 3(x)n (illegal border crossing and migration theme. composed for dancers)

e) e=mcx \rightarrow \infty (a true story about an explosive riot day with SADF soldiers who attacked Soweto on June 16th, 1985. Composed for those who got hurt)

f) ƒ:X→Y (horizon heart aflame. Composed for a lover)

g) (a summing of random themes theme)

h) 4x+2 (the 2 or 4 step theme)

i) y~ 6/8 (a travelling theme in 6 parts over eight. Composed for puppets)

j) y\ge \!\, 6/8 (a running theme in 6 parts over 8 )

k) 1/4° (a kota bread theme. Composed for skolies and thieves)

l) (a perpetual circle. Composed for an apartheid-era multi-racial soccer club)

4 comments on this post.
  1. Introducing the Historical Alternative to “Black Wednesday”: The Chimurenga Chronic | Books LIVE:

    [...] The newspaper is also issued with Dipalo: a mixtape for those who practice counting by Neo Muyanga. You can listen to the audio supplement here. [...]

  2. Mogau:

    I read about the launch of your Chronic newspaper in the Mail & Guardian, I would like to get a copy, but unfortunately I live in Polokwane in Limpopo Province and there’s no Exclusive Books here, do you have a postal service for people who are interested in buying the Chronic but dont live in the major metropolitan cities?

  3. stacy:

    Hi Mogau – thanks for your comment & interest in the Chronic. You can buy it online – follow the “get a copy” link in the menu. http://chimurengachronic.co.za/chimurenganewsroom/?page_id=3348. Alternative if you’d like to make a direct deposit please enquire directly to chimurenga [at] panafrican [dot] co [dot] za or via the form in the “contact us” section.

  4. Octavius:

    A beautiful blend of moods and styles. Thank you.

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