Archive for the ‘Voices from Lusaka’ Category

A Journey of Listening…

2015/05/04

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

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Women Artists from Zambia and Zimbabwe raising their voices

2014/10/14

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a special playlist released on the occasion of

Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 

October 16th – 17th 2014, London College of Communication/ CRiSAP, UAL

The playlist (audio: 35 minutes, 33 tracks, 78 MB) listen and download: 

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featuring clips of recordings with:

Artists of the Zambia Popular Theatre Alliance (ZAPOTA ); the playwright Mulenga Kapwepwe; the poet Blackheat DeShanti and Band; the cultural activist Ruvimbo Tenga; the Thandanani Women’s Ensemble; the writer Virginia Phiri; the broadcaster and poet Soneni Gwizi; the dancer, musician and actress Thembi Ngwabi; the late Mbira Star Chiwoniso Maraire; the writer and filmmaker Joyce Jenje Makwenda; the broadcaster and gender activist Mavis Moyo; the linguist and gender activist Abbigal Muleya (ZUBO Trust); members of the DMI Women Groups Chipata; the filmmaker Priscilla Sithole; the DJ Petronella Kalimbwe; the poet Linda Gabriel; the poet and actress Sithandazile Dube.

Our call-out for your contributions:

Hallo listeners, participants of SGFA and sista comrades in the arts!

We are inviting you to use the archived recordings of women artists from Zambia and Zimbabwe. Choose one of the women’s voices from the archive and mix it with recordings of your own. Please send us your 2-3 minutes remixes by the end of this year (upload online and post us the link). Your contributions will be part of an online playlist and special radio show that we want to publish documenting and celebrating this cross-continental audio correspondence.

We are here in our sound and voices!

Download the playlist cover and call-out here

2014/07/26

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Celebrating Women’s Creativity and Resilience

2014/03/11

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Hallo Listeners, you are welcome! Joining worldwide celebrations of International Women’s Day 2014, we release a 30 minutes album of songs and dances from the online audio archive – celebrating women’s creativity and resilience “at both sides of the Zambezi” and elsewhere!

You can listen to and download each individual track or, download the entire playlist as a ZIP file from its page on the Internet Archive: here.       (30 minutes, 15 tracks, 80 MB)

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you can also download the cover here:  

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Or, you can hit the All Africa Sound Map, go on a journey of listening and assemble your own celebratory playlist of women stories, poems and songs… here !    Enjoy listening & celebrate with the women!

 

Digital Storytelling, Field recordings & Sound Art

2013/10/29

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With an enthusiastic and active audience, all cultural producers in their own right, we produced an impromptu sound-piece together, edited it in the open source software Audacity and uploaded the track to the All Africa Sound Map. Don’t miss sharing your own local recordings of African arts and culture HERE on the map!

All Africa Sound Map

Click here to hear us on the Global Map

QnA about the ALL AFRICA SOUND MAP

2013/09/13

  sounding worldmap copyHallo Listeners! For those of you who wish to know more about the ALL AFRICA SOUND MAP and our women film- and media project in Bulawayo, here is a freshly pressed QnA about it, a conversation among two practitioners of listening, Felicity Ford, editor of “The Domestic Soundscape”, and Claudia Wegener, radio continental drift. 

click here to read the article

The piece with images and sound wants to shed light on the uses and possibilities of the ALL AFRICA SOUND MAP as a new platform for an interactive archiving of African arts and culture, and especially as a place for women to share their stories and knowledge.

And here an article for German readers, published in the local daily the “Westfaelischer Anzeiger” before my departure to Zimbabwe.

ALL AFRICA SOUND MAP

2013/07/21

CONTRIBUTE YOUR LOCAL RECORDINGS AND PLACE AFRICAN ARTS AND CULTURE ON THE GLOBAL MAP.

All Africa Sound Map 2We invite all listeners, and especially our sista artists and storytellers in Africa and across the globe to build with us a sound-library of storytelling on the All Africa Sound Map by contributing your local recordings from wherever you are. Click here to contribute your recordings to the All Africa Sound Map. 

Call to Listeners from

THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI

Where are you African names?

2013/05/18

               … in which clouds are you buried ?  The Black Poet  

 

Charity Nyelele · Ntando Gumbo · Sihle Ndlovu · Lindatumune Nyono Mudimba ·  Abigal Muleya · Barbara Mudimba & Viola · Janet & Luyando · Luyando Muyalali · Tyunga Women Drama Group · Florence Musaka · Mary Munsaka · Sophia Mutebele · the Pupils of Damba Primary School · Margret M Moombe · Sialwindi aka Jossam Munkuli · Peter Mungombe · Siamudenda Bertha · Mr Mwinde Kelias · Mrs Banda Zilas · Multeya Elita · Jos Martens · Christine Hankwebe · Ester Michero · Mtenda Luvinda · Rosie Ndebele · Sharon Sithole · Nothando Mpofu · Cont Mhlanga ·  Thembi Ngwabi · Priscilla Sithole · Hope Ranganayi · Thembele Hlachayo & Juliette Markara ·  Nonhlanhla Mathe · Sithandazile Dube · Ericah Gwetai · Soneni Gwizi · Angela Jimu · Annie Mpalume · Bella Katherine Tapezicier · Mavis Moyo · John Masuku ·  Anna Miti · Annah Mushaninga · Rudo Machairo · Rumbizai Dube · Vivienne Marara · Anesu Katerere · Penny Yon · Batsirai Chigama · Dudu Manhenga · Chiwoniso Maraire · Nancy Mukondyo aka Blackheat DeShanti · More Blessings Size · Ngonidzashe Tawiwa aka Upmost · Linda Gabriel · Mbizo Chiracha aka The Black Poet · Babara Breeze Anderson · Elizabeth aka Zaza Muchemwa · Joyce Jenje Makwenda · Virginia Phiri · Tashinga Matindike-Gondo · Currage Zvikomborero Chinokwetu · Ruvimbo Tenga · Faith Dube · Vimbai Y. Mapanda ·  Tina Rolfe · Sharon Mukebo · Thabit Gambire · Shieza Mzeza · Mayoba Aluta Gwaba · Pamela Ela Nyambe Kalimukwa · Kunda Mando ·  Mrs Namunkolo · Mrs Chitalunyama · Petronella M Kalimbwe · Chipego · Felistas Chipako Nwaneri · Mwaka Nyimbili · Mulenga Kapwepwe · Mulenga Mulenga · Zenzele Chulu · Tutu Matilda Mfumu ·  Mary Mutinta Manzole · Tasila Phiri · Yande Yombwe · Salome Nakazwe · Nicholas · Precious M. K Mungambata · Marilyn Kabalere · Rita · Yvonne Sishuwa aka Winter · Peter Nawa · Lydia Mwale · DMI women groups ·  Sitali Mayamba · Victoria Beenzu · Lorraine Hamusonde · Bellon Chintombwa · Esnart Mweemba · Patrick Mweemba · Yvonne Ndaba ·  Agness Buya Yombwe · Mwenya Muyeba · Barney Kanjela

Note: The page allows a quick overview and access to the archive of THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI at its current stage of uploading. It will be updated regularly with the new links. Links embedded in the first part of a name lead to a sample listening. Links embedded in the second part of the name to the playlist for the entire interview or recording.

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An audio archive in the making…

2013/04/28

THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI

Janet listening to her interviewHallo Listeners! Welcome to “The Women Sing at Both sides of the Zambezi”, an archive of life-story-telling established by African women for their sisters, and brothers, near and far. More than 70 interviews with women in Arts, Culture and Media from Zambia and Zimbabwe are awaiting uploading. Each week more links to on-line audio will be shared via the project blog. The collections from Binga, Bulawayo, Harare, Kitwe, Livingstone, Lusaka, Masvingo, Mazabuka and Monze are a beginning. The archive is open … and the Zambezi is a long stream… For more details and how you can join, read here

You are welcome to join our facebook group for updates 

The Women Sing at Both Sides of the Zambezi

2013/03/29
DMI women Chipata Compound Lusakaa Border CrossingAfrican Fruits KitweAgness Yombwe Livingstone MarketAgness Yombwe Show-grounds Lusaka
Anesu Katerere at Gallery Delta HarareAnna Miti and FAMWZ colleague at Harare ClubAnna Mushaninga Women For Peace Highfield HarareAnnie Mpalume NGZ HarareAvondale Street Kitchen Harare
Barbra Breeze Anderson Poetry Slot Star fm HarareBasilwizi National Volunteers at Siachilaba Primary BingaBatsi, Omega and Dudu at Book Cafe HarareBella Tapezicer Gwanza Workshop NGZ HarareBinga Library
Blackheat Band at Book Cafe HarareBlackheat Mufakose Jam HarareBulawayo City MarketBulawayo Public LibraryZambezi btw Victoria Falls and Livingstone

The Women Sing at Both Sides of the Zambezi, a set on Flickr.

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Hallo Listeners! With these images we are celebrating the launch of an archive for life-story-telling established by African women for their sisters, and brothers, near and far. The archive forms a start for audio-visual–radio and creative media projects with women in the Zambezi region aiming to pass the skills of digital productions and the tools of their distribution in to the hands of the storytellers. For more details and how you can join, read here

30 clips from Binga opening the audio archive… 


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