Archive for the ‘Emboozi_ya_Kampala’ Category

A Journey of Listening…


A Journey of Listening/ Eine Reise mit den OhrenThe sounds here take us to a rehearsal of the Zambia Popular Theatre Alliance in the old Independence Stadium Lusaka… more than 260 young people drumming, singing, dancing… filling the entire stadium with sounds and motion.

Then, we visit women of the DMI Women Groups in nearby Chipata… they make jam or knitwear and sell it… and, they go singing and dancing through the neighbourhood edu-taining the people in the markets… sometimes, they’d even take a megaphone… I tell them that what they do is Radio already… “open street broadcast”!!

From there, sounds take us to Germany and to our African sistaz and brothers in Hamm during a party celebrating the establishment of the African Club, Yes Afrika…

My narration in the radio play is in German with the original recordings in the indigenous languages.

The entire radio piece (47’) … from an attic in Hamm, Germany… via Kampala, Johannesburg and Lusaka… and back… can be downloaded here  

The radio play is dedicated to community radio – in its many forms and shades – and, to the radio communities of “active listeners” it always forms and gathers; to my local “Bürgerfunk”, Radio Runde Hamm, to “pavement broadcasts” in Lusaka and wherever they happen and, to the community of listeners on Aporee Radio. First broadcast, 21 April 2015, Radio Lippewelle 105.0 FM ind online.

Playlist of original recordings with direct links to Aporee Sound Map

DMI women listening

An Ear On The Ground


trailers for a “road movie” from the streets of AFRICA

still from “SAUTI NAIROBI”

click to watch:

>>EMBOOZI YA KAMPALA – Kampala Conversations

>>DURBAN SINGS rough radio mix

>>SAUTI NAIROBI – Nairobi Conversations

>>DWAN LUGULU – Gulu Songs of Wisdom (part 1)

>>Gulu Songs of Wisdom (part 2)

>>AFRICA in the Belly of the Beast (Brixton)

You Can Explore & Use the Archived Audio:

Original recordings re-mixed in the audio tracks of the trailers can be accessed, downloaded & used under creative commons share-alike license. They are archived as part of an on-going conversational journey to “Africa” & audio media road workshop across the continent.

The audio playlists on are meant to introduce artists & organisations and the cultural, activist and socio political scenes as encountered by radio continental drift at the time.

We hope that their slow broadcast from the archives may already reach open ears & join like minds, while more complete sets of recordings are still being edited & uploaded.

Your comments & questions will feed the fire. Re-broadcasts & re-mixes can become a starting point for further audio correspondence. Do get in touch if our words & songs strike a common cord.

Thank you for listening!

radio communities/ list of contacts


a broad casting house in the bag of a listener

broadcasting from Kampala & Gulu



click on the links below to access the playlists:

->>playlist 1 ->>playlist 2 ->>playlist 3

->>playlist 4 ->>playlist 5


->>playlist 6 Legacy of Colonialism Joyce Laker, co-director of the TAKS Community Arts Centre in Gulu, on histories of conflict

->>playlist 7 TAKS Community Arts Centre Ugandan sculptor David Lukani Odwar & his sister Joyce Laker on the foundation & vision of TAKS


click on the links below to access the playlists:

->>playlist 1 ->>playlist 2 ->>playlist 3 ->>playlist 4


an  interview with  ->>Dennis Muhumuza (UNCC)

(editing & archiving in process)

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