The 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.