Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Radio Communities without borders

2015/07/04

An update on the ongoing radio journey of the playlist of “Sonic Cross-Cultural Exchanges” of women artists

In May, Doctore Xyramat, FSK Hamburg, presented the playlist of “sonic cross-cultural exchanges” in her regular 13-hours show, dedicated to the music of female artists. Thanks to Doctore Xyramat, we are glad sharing here an excerpt of her on-air show (34′) which includes some of the remixes by international women artists, some of the original interview clips with women artists from Zambia and Zimbabwe and a telephone interview with Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift (in German).

Xyramat herself specially prepared a remix for the broadcast involving near to all the clips of the original call-out playlist. Enjoy the listening! Remixes at Radio Chimeres Greece

And, thanks to Anna Stereopoulou and the studio team at Radio Chimeres in Greece, we now even know “The Women Sing at Both Sides of the Zambezi” in the Greek language and alphabet… On May 25, on the occasion of the global celebration of Africa Day, the webradio Chimeres Greece featured the entire playlist of Remixes on-air.

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Sonic gifts that break down barriers

2015/03/08

Joining our sistaz around the globe in celebrating International Women’s Day 2015… we can now release the complete playlist of sonic cross-cultural exchanges remixed by Artists of Listening from France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Finland, UK, Brazil, Canada and the US. As Garth Rennie at Cjam FM put it “sonic gifts that break down barriers”! 

On 9. and 23. February, our playlist of sonic cross-cultural exchanges went on-air to listeners across the Windsor/ Detroit border. Garth Rennie the tracks in his show “Soundscape-Rhythms” on Cjam 99.1 FM, a community and campus radio in Windsor CA. As always in his show, Garth presents the featured tracks cushioned in his live on-air remixes… often, as he says having five or more signal running at one time…

Soundscape-Rhythms broadcast 9 February

Complete compilation of remixes (more infos on each remix artist)

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Garth Rennie writes:

“Some woman in Detroit called in asking for the playlist then emailed saying she’d never heard stuff like that… The Detroit connection / prospect always exciting to me. Even though it is across the water [i.e. US] at the end of my street [i.e. Canada] still feels a world apart in some ways [… like across the Zambezi… ?! add. me]. “Zambezi Women” and Remix Artists are creating gifts that break down barriers. This much I know”

Soundscape-Rhythyms broadcast 23 February

We warmly thank all the correspondents in this cross-cultural exchange for sharing their skills with us all; the women artists in Zambia and Zimbabwe for sharing their stories and the International Artists for their response to the women in sound and music!

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Radio producers and all our Listeners are warmly invited to continue the correspondence by using the Remixes in broadcasts, sound- and radio pieces, or perhaps in a sound track for a film, and so on…

The source recordings as well as the remixes are shared under creative commons licenses, free for use and download.

source recordings: http://both-sides-of-the-zambezi.tumblr.com/

Join the celebrations and enjoy the listening!

Radio Correspondence of Women Artists

2015/02/14

A Compilation released in celebration of World Radio Day 2015 

easy download, MP3 Compilation (51.7 MB; 39 minutes; 15 mp3 tracks)

. The Remixes presented here were contributed by artists from around the world in response to recordings with Women in Arts, Culture and Media from Zambia and Zimbabwe. It’s a sonic correspondence across continents and cultures, intended to make the voices of Women Artists from Africa heard in “the global village”. The contributors and correspondents are:

Anna Stereopoulou (Greece) – Virginia Phiri (Zimbabwe)

Antye Greie (Finland) – Ruvimbo Tenga (Zimbabwe)

Danny Thompson (UK) – Soneni Gwizi; Virginia Phiri; Thembi Ngwabi (Zimbabwe); Petronella (Zambia); Mulenga Kapwepwe (Zambia)

Dinah Bird (France) – Mavis Moyo (Zimbabwe)

Dixie Treichel (US) – Mavis Moyo (Zimbabwe)

Donna Maya (Germany) – Soneni Gwizi (Zimbabwe)

Felicity Ford (UK) – Esnart Mweemba (Zambia)

Gael Segalen (France) and Pamela Kenmoé (US) – Chiwoniso Maraire; Linda Gabriel; Ruvimbo Tenga (Zimbabwe); Zambia Popular Theatre Alliance

Inge van den Kroonenberg and “the Genetic Choir” (Netherlands) – Virginia Phiri (Zimbabwe)

Jordan Thomas (Canada) – Mulenga Kapwepwe (Zambia)

Kat Bpm (UK) – Soneni Gwizi; Virginia Phiri (Zimbabwe)

Luiza Schulz (Brazil, Austria) “Pontos de escuta”

Patricia Walsh (UK) – Joyce Jenje Makwenda (Zimbabwe)

Sarah Washington (Germany, UK) – Annie Mpalume (Zimbabwe)

Sirpa Jokinen (Finland) – Virginia Phiri (Zimbabwe)

Valerie Vivancos (France) – Mavis MoyoThandanani Women’s Ensemble (Zimbabwe)

The remix artists chose one (or more) of the voices and stories which inspired them to respond in sound, and created musical remixes involving also their own recordings, background or personal story. All listeners are warmly invited to continue the correspondence by using the Remixes in broadcasts, sound- and radio pieces, or perhaps in a sound track for a film, and so on… The source recordings as well as the remixes are free for use and download under creative commons licenses.

Sonic cross-cultural exchanges

2014/12/24

PLEASE NOTE: Extended Call-Out for Remixes till 19 Jan. 2015

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Remix Responses by Global Listeners to our Call-out are dropping in at our FB group THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI

DIXIE TREICHEL  “Celebrating African pioneer broadcaster and activist Mavis Moyo (1929-). I chose to create a piece with Mavis because I share her thoughts that women’s voices and perspectives in the media, especially broadcasting, are essential and very underrepresented. I am a broadcaster on community radio (KFAI) and know the importance of connecting with and giving voice to people who may otherwise not be reached or heard. For this reason KFAI celebrates International Women’s Day every March 8 with 24 hours of broadcasting women’s & girls’ voices.
 I mixed sounds from pieces I did on amateur radio and recorded some sounds from my portable radio to create the underlying bed for Mavis’ voice.”

SIRPA JOKINEN “I liked the rhythm of the woman’s speech about the African drum and I tried to find some sounds that would work with this tempo and the content.”

PATRICIA WALSH “The inspiring enthusiasm that can be heard in the voice of Joyce Makwenda in this short piece of audio is definitely a part of what made me choose it to mix with my instrumental piece, Lost Horizon. I felt this composition would lend an apt and atmospheric backdrop to her words because Joyce is talking about the Townships and their stories and by doing so bringing them to a new audience.”

JORDAN aka X-Wing Pilot Thomas “The narration of Mulenga Kapwewe describes the coherence through changes of rhythm and space, coexistence through capability, the gifts of your voices will make way for yourself. Also, there is a background coming from an Inuit throat singer, Qiarpaa, traditionally this singing is done by women together, the hemiola and phasing forms of the cycles overlapping (3+8+10+18) is universal in forms to people over the globe.”

DANNY THOMPSON aka Bass Oratory

KAT BPM “Hi. I had just finished a gig when a lady came up to me and gave me what i thought was a CD, turned out to be the links to “THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI”, Fantastic thank you I love the sounds… have used some samples in my Grime War Dub… its very basic track as I had only 24hrs to make it… but please have a listen, my track starts at 3.39 mins in (as you can tell from the samples).”

ZAMBEZI WOMEN CALL OUT

2014/11/15

Here is our call-out for remixes:

Hallo listeners, and sista comrades in the arts of sound!  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.

You can download an mp3 version of the track here 

The track is 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 poet and actress Sithandazile Dube. See also our special playlist for this call-out.

Picture: Woman Praise-Poet in Old Pumula, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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: 

part 1part 2

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

Women of Rwanda

2014/09/25

Healing Social Trauma Through The Arts

Carole Karemera tells us about the courageous journey of women in the arts in Rwanda, who, after the 1994 genocide, picked up the task of listening carefully to the needs of their society and the daunting process of reworking their historical “heritage” together with perpetrators and victims and the new generations. Read more here 

“It was a hard wake-up call…!”

“We need to educate all of us…”

“We need to keep Rwanda as a laboratory…”

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2014/07/26

Radio as Art website

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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!

 

Our women’s media project needs your support!

2013/11/12

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singing Thandanani
We are calling for your generous support to our crowd-funding campaign which ends on 25th November 2013 !

We are Priscilla Sithole, a filmmaker from Bulawayo and Claudia Wegener, a German sound- and radio artist. Together, we are working towards a women-driven film- and media project. We want to train young women in Bulawayo as instructors in film-production and creative media. African women are still to become active participants in the so called “global information age”. THE WOMEN SING AT BOTH SIDES OF THE ZAMBEZI celebrates the power of storytelling, and the creativity of African women and places them – literally – on the global map with our online pages like the All Africa Sound Map.

The money you donate to this campaign will help us to produce a CD and DVD publication to showcase the project’s resulting films and audio recordings. A majority of our local contributors and audiences have still little to no access to the Internet and the online audio-resources of our project. Hardcover publications are  as important as local screening events of our films to reach our audiences in Zimbabwe itself.

Special thank-you gifts will be sent to all our supporters!

Please join us and support our project today !

Click to download flyer (english)

Click to download flyer (german)

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