RADIO COMMUNITIES

audio radio arts & oral cultures

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DURBAN – JOZI – NAIROBI – KAMPALA – GULU – Producers, contacts & interviews (*), April – September 2010, research: radio continental drift

(editing in process)

The playlists on www.archive.org are meant to introduce artists & organisations & 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!

UGANDA: KAMPALA

Bonfire Uganda OPEN WEEKLY PLATFORM OF LIVE PERFORMANCES @ UNCC ; Facebook/ Bonfire Kampala Uganda; bonfiremorefire@gmail.com; (Ugly MC*, Xenson, MC Sandra*, Jungle MC*, G-light*, Ameso Tabitha*, Aanyu Elizabeth, Alinda Maria Joyce*)

Breakdance Project Uganda @ THE SHARING YOUTH CENTRE NSAMBYA  www.myspace.com/breakdanceprojectuganda (contact: Abramz*, founder/ director, breakdanceuganda@yahoo.com; Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar*, Sebuline Davis*; Remy*; Kiryowa Fahadhi*; Tik Muklonge*)

Bavubuka All Stars Foundation HIPHOP COLLECTIVE & HOME based in MAKINDYE   http://bavubukacommunity.blogspot.com (contact: Brian Mukasa Kintu* bwette_frank@yahoo.com; Incredible Women (collective)*; Gilbert* (web gilbertd4L@gmail.com); Burney MC* www.myspace.com/abatuuze; Gillian*; Joab Musabe* (Mwije Foundation))

Mama fm/ Uganda Media Women’s Association LOCAL MEDIA PRODUCTION ON THE GROUND & ON-AIR based in NTINDA www.umwamamafm.co.ug ; contact: umwa@infocom.co.ug ; umwa@umwamamafm.co.ug (Margaret Sentamu Masagazi*, Executive Director; Amuse Christine*, station manager; Nakamya Justine* & Icabala Marian Hannah*, technical staff)

Femwrite UGANDA WOMEN WRITRES’ ASSOCIATION  (founder: Hon. Mary Karoro Okurut) www.femriteug.org ; contact: info@femriteug.org (members interviewed: Regina Amollo*, writer amolloreg@yahoo.com;  Joan Okune* Joanokune@yahoo.com

SSDM Temple Kampala HINDU TEMPLE IN NAKASERO (contact: Chetam Upadhyoy* (priest) Chetu_1978in@yahoo.co.in )

Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC)/ National Theatre Kampala www.ugandanationalculturalcentre.org (contact: Joseph Walugembe*, Artistic Director wallas@ugandanationalculturalcentre.org ; Dennis Muhumuza* (public relations) ; Wycliffe Kiyiingi* (Ugandan playwright); Kaya Kagimu Mukasa*

Bayimba Cultural Organisation MUSICIANS AGANCY, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS based @ UNCC  www.bayimba.org (contact: bayimba@gmail.com Brenda Asio, Faisal Kiwena (director); Moses Serugo; Raphael Khisa (archive/ web); interviewed artists: Albert Sempeke*, traditional court music www.ssempeke.synthasite.com; Boxa Franklin*)

Capital fm/ Beat fm COMMERCIAL BROADCASTER  (Contact: Joel Isabirye jisabirye@capitalfm-ug.com *, Assistant General Manager)

Amakula Film Festival LOCAL FILMMAKERS CLUB & INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL  www.amakula.com (contact: Kenneth Barongo, programme manager* ken@amakula.com )

Refugee Development Vision LOCAL REFUGEE ORGANISATION based in MENGO (contact: Nkunzimana Pascal* way2jesus@yahoo.co.uk )

National Library of Uganda www.nlu.go.ug (contact: Stella Bossa Nekuusa snekusa@nlu.go.ug ; Gertrude Mulindwa, director; Barbara Apolot (web))

Maurice Kirya*, www.mauricekirya.com

UGANDA: GULU

Takscentre, LOCAL ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE www.takscentre.org (contact: David Odwar* davidodwar@hotmail.com, Santa Joyce Laker* health_gulu_ug@yahoo.com )

Breakdance Project Uganda GULU BRANCH www.myspace.com/breakdanceprojectuganda (contact: Josh Jones*, coordinator joshjones85@gmail.com ; Dennis Kilama*, Latim Simon Peter*; Benson*, Bernhard*, Ivan*, Caroline*, Brigitte*)

Mega fm LOCAL PUBLIC BROADCASTER pka “Radio Freedom” megafm@bshnet.net (contact: Nicky Afaya*, producer afaya7@hotmail.com, Okot Juma Jammieh*)

The Remnant Voice HIPHOP PROJECT FOR STREET CHILDREN  theremnantvoice@yahoo.com (contact: Ogen Rwot Jefferson* www.gulucommunitychurch.com ; Ogen Rwot Felix*)

TAILORS WORKSHOP @ GULU MARKET (Acan Jennifer*, Agnes Odoch* agnes.odoch@yahoo.com, Ajok Lilian*, Aber Khevine Vicky*)

Bosco Uganga BATTERY OPERATED SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH www.boscouganda.com, contact: info@boscouganda.com Joseph Okumu*, director; Stella Akiteng*, project coordinator; Alfred Kilama*, technical assistant)

Local MC’s interviewed: AshBee www.myspace.com/ashbe, DN DnKelly2010@gmail.com & Babu* (aka Kites) baburobert@gmail.com

Alimucan Janet, pupil at Gulu Central High School

KENYA: NAIROBI

Nairobi Arts Trust ARTIST-RUN CENTRE OF PRODUCTIONS & INITIATIVES based at @ GODOWN ARTS CENTRE  http://www.nairobi-arts.org/ (contact: Jimmy Ogonga* )

Ukooflani Mau Mau HIPHOP ARTS & ACTIVIST COLLECTIVE & ORGANISATION WITH CAMP IN DANDORA www.myspace.com/ukooflani, www.maskani.com (merger of Ukooflani (base: Mombasa) & Mau Mau (base: Nairobi)  (interviewed members of collective: Abdilai* www.mayspace.com/Alaik , Fujo*, Gas Fyatu* icekenya@gmail.com),

L-NESS female MC Lydia Akwabi lakwabi@yahoo.com (info: http://trinitypromotionstz.blogspot.com/2010/08/nairobis-l-ness-hits-dar-es-salaam-with.html ) Initiated & runs the “Girl Power” project, training female MC’s & working toward collective productions

Kennet B, poet, environmentalist, sound production consultant; e-mail: kenodongo@yahoo.com ; Facebook: kennet soundland

Kalamashaka LEGENDARY HIPHOP BAND PIONEERING SWAHiLI RAP  ( info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamashaka )  (Robert* matumbai@yahoo.com ),

rhyme fm ON-LINE RADIO & HIPHOP AWARDS KENYA  www.rhymfm.com (MC Shenzy* rhymefm@gmail.com & Gas Fyatu);

Pamoja fm COMMUNITY BROADCASTER IN KIBERA www.pamojafm.org (Philip Muhatia* programme manager philipmuhatia@yahoo.com; Adam Hussein, founder & director; Ras Juli* & Jahil* of “Pass the Mic” show),

Jah Army COMMUNITY ACTIVIST & ARTIST ORGANISATION (contact : Jahil)

Kuona Trust ARTISTS ORGANISATION, STUDIOS & GALLERY  www.kuonatrust.org (contact: Danda Jaroljmek, programme manager info@kuonatrust.org ; Sydney*, resident artist, Morris Foit*, founder member),

National Library Nairobi (contact: Abdi Omar, abdi.omar@knls.ac.ke, Richard Aluti, director; David Muswii )

Carl Odera* (journalist)

SOUTH AFRICA: JOHANNESBURG

Buyaphi Mdlele*, photographer & community activist, Pimville, Soweto

Makgotso Gulube*, photographer & community activist, Orlando West, Soweto

Jos Martins*, writer, agrarian specialist, activist & deputy head of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation SA in Johannesburg

Keleketla Library, Drillhall www.thefanpalproject.wordpress.com (interviewed members of collective: Rangoato Hlasane, project directory organiser; Richard ‘Quaz’ Roodt & Kagiso Mnisi ( of Johazourdous Pirate Radio); Malose ‘4matt’ Malahlele (brand communication); Jabu Istuma (media lab))

Khwezi Ghule*, director, Hector Pieterson Museum Soweto

Tshepo Ramutumbu*, Umbuyisa School of Arts & Culture, Soweto

SOUTH AFRICA: DURBAN

Interviews March/ April 2010:

Siyanda Ndlovu, Professor Jill Bradbury; UKZN outreach project: Fast Forward

Musa Zulu, visual artist & motivational speaker

Trevor Ngwane, activist & researcher; Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee

For producers,contacts & interviews Oct. 2008 – April 2010 see also: www.durbansings.wordpress.com , DURBAN SINGS audio media&oral history, network of 8 editorial collectives of community activist organisations

Editorial teams, their areas and organisations:

Clermont: Ubuntu Babasha: Thembinkosi Daemane, Malaodi Sekake, Mpumelelo Kwini, Zandile Ngidi http://www.ubuntubabasha.wordpress.com

Folweni Township: Imizebenzi Yentsha: Thulile Zama, Ayanda Mthembu, Zinhle Ndaba, Malusi Mkhwanazi, Sanele Langa, Nkosi Zama http://www.imisebenziyentsha.wordpress.com

Marianridge: Marian Coordinating Committee: Jenny Boyce, Beverly Webster, Linda Dupreez, Kathy Boyce, Charleen Bridger http://www.mariannridge.wordpress.com

Mzinyathi: Malungisa Youth Development: Bongisipho, Mthokozisi Ngcobo, Zine Ngcobo, Sphelele Phewa http://www.malungisa.wordpress.com

Inanda Newtown A: Youth in Action: Nhlanhla Mkhonza , Nkosinathi Buwa, Ndumiso Sondezi, Maswazi Mkhonza, Bomgani Mzaka, Nqobile Kunene, Vukani Mahiaba http://www.inanda.wordpress.com

Inanda Newtown A: Abasha: Phindilie Xulu, Nokulunga Mthethwa, Ayanda Sokele, Nosipho Maphumulo http://www.abasha2009.wordpress.com

Inner City: UKZN Refugee Council: Mambo Mukambilwa, Oliver Babingwa, Mustafa, Faustin, Stephen, Jean Claude http://www.communitymediadesk.wordpress.com

Umlazi (G section): Umlazi Youth Organisation: Cyril Linda Vezi, Sandile Desmond Sekeleni, Nokubonga ka Seme http://www.youthumlazi.wordpress.com

For interviews, contacts & mixes before Oct. 2008 see: NO-GO-ZONES AUDIO RADIO PROJECT www.nogozones.wordpress.com

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