Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Women On-air : World Radio Day 2017

2017/02/12

Joining celebrations of World Radio Day 2017, radio continental drift releases the sampler “Babylon Broadcasts : Women On-air”,  live broadcasts, radio remixes and radio call-outs 2012-2016 by and with Women Radio-makers.

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01 “Wir sind Afrikanerinnen in Hamm…”

– a teaser for a radio show by African women in Germany broadcast in the community radio “Radio Runde Hamm” via the local station Radio Lippewelle Hamm in October 2015; here, featuring soundscape recordings from the radio studio and the first Yes Afrika Festival in 2014. The radio show followed a six months podcast project with the women of the Yes Afrika Club in Hamm and was produced collectively as part of this project.

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02 “JoyFM meets radio continental drift”

– excerpt of a two-hours live broadcast with DJ Petronella and poet Chipego on JoyFM Lusaka featuring poets from Zambia and Zimbabwe (like here, Linda Gabriel) in recordings by radio continental drift; “Poetic Tuesday” as part of Petronella’s show “The Dose” with Claudia Wegener as studio guest; broadcast in December 2012

03 “Radio Lippewelle meets radio continental drift”

– excerpt of Rainer Wilkes’ weekly radio show “Lampenfieber” with Claudia Wegener as studio guest; broadcast in September 2014; featuring, in this excerpt, recordings from Africa on the soundmaps of the aporee radio project, like here, poet Blackheat DeChanti in Mufakosi, Harare. Occasion for the on-air feature was the local project “Hamm Zugehort!” (see track 06).

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04 “Zambezi Women Call-Out”

– call out for remixes as part of the ongoing project “The Women sing at both sides of the Zambezi”. Featuring recordings with Virginia Phiri, Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chiwoniso, Thembi Ngwabi, Sithandazile Dube, Blackheat and Band, Thandanani Women’s Ensemble, Soneni Gwizi and Joyce Makwenda. The resulting playlist of remixes “Cross-cultural correspondence of Women Artists” has since travelled across many international radio stations.

05 “JoyFM meets radio continental drift”

– excerpt2 of the live broadcast with DJ Petronella and poet Chipego on JoyFM Lusaka (featuring here Maya Angelou); “Poetic Tuesday” as part of Petronella’s show “The Dose” with Claudia Wegener as studio guest telling about her “street writings” project and how it brought her from listening and description to sound and radio… and ultimately, to Africa…; broadcast in December 2012.

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06 “Eine Reise mit den Ohren…”

– excerpt of “A journey of Listening…”, a 45’ radio work by Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift dedicated to the many forms of people’s broadcasts, from “pavement radio” via community radio to the soundmaps of the aporee radio project; featuring here, a visit to a rehearsal of theatre youths (ZAPOTA) and Mary Manzole in Lusaka’s Independence Station followed by a visit to a group of DMI women in Chaisa and a garden party for the founding of Yes Afrika Club in Hamm, Germany; broadcast in the community radio “Radio Runde Hamm” via the local station Radio Lippewelle in April 2015.

07 “Zambezi Women Remixes on CjamFM”

– excerpt of a two-hours live broadcast with Garth Rennie in his regular show “Soundscape Rhythms” introducing the resulting playlist of remixes (to the call-out, track 04) “Sonic Cross-cultural correspondence of Women Artists” and remixing live on-air with early Jazz and recordings of various other projects by radio continental drift, like a remix by Valerie Vivancos on the “street writing” project (2006). The excerpt features i.a. Anna Stereopoulou/ Virginia Phiri, Antye Greie/ Ruvimbo Tenga, Dinah Bird/ Mavis Moyo, Dixie Treichle/ Mavis Moyo, Donna Maya/ Soneni Gwizi.

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08Radio Call Out 4 Zubo”

– a call-out to listeners of Radio Runde Hamm/ Radio Lippewelle in support of the radio project with the women of Zubo Trust in Binga Zimbabwe based on excerpts from DJKwe’s Album “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga” which features in the vocals young women from Binga in recordings by rcd from 2012. In purchasing the Album “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga”, you’ll support the work of women for women across the globe. From the online sales, 50% of proceed go to project work with women in Binga via Zubo Trust and Basilwizi Trust.

09-10 “Women in Fishing”

– excerpt from a live broadcast on the community radio station Zongwe 105.0 FM in Sinazongwe Zambia with DJ Mo, Monica Sianbunkululu and Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift presenting recordings and stories of women in the fishing industries in Binga Zimbabwe and Sinazongwe; here featuring recordings with the Tuligwasey Women at Sebungwe River Mouth; broadcast in August 2016.

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11 Yes Afrika Women’s Forum Podcasts

– excerpt of Podcast No.5, Yes Afrika Women’s Forum meets Zubo Trust; Podcasts were produced collectively by a production team of Yes Afrika Women’s Forum, here telling about a visit of Zubo Trusts Director, Rosemary Cumanzala in recent recordings and recordings by rcd from 2012 with Abbigal Muleya Mumpande and soundscapes recorded at Siachilaba Primary School in Binga. An excerpt of the Podcast features in the radio show (track 01) and is part of the playlist of remixes “Sonic Cross-cultural correspondence of Women Artists” (see track 04 and 07).

12 “Women Team-Working

– excerpt from a live broadcast on the community radio station Zongwe 105.0 FM in Sinazongwe Zambia with DJ Petty Young, Patience Kabuku and Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift presenting recordings and stories of Zubo’s Women Forums in Binga Zimbabwe and introducing upcoming visits to Sinazongwe Women Clubs; here featuring recordings with the Chinonge Women’s Forum and also introducing the dance tracks of DJ Kwe in her Album “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga” which here, on Zongwe FM receives its on-air Premiere on the African continent; broadcast in August 2016.

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13 “Tonga Anthem” – track 1 of DJ Kwe’s Album

– 15 dance tracks “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga”, which features in the vocals young women from Binga in recordings by rcd from 2012. Here, DJ Kwe mixes two soundscape recordings from Damba Primary School in a joyful dance track and powerful remix of the BaTonga Anthem sung by the pupils of Damba. Track 1 of “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga” was released for free download as part of the playlist “Cross-cultural correspondence of Women Artists” in December 2015. In purchasing the Album “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga”, you’ll support the work of women for women across the globe. From the online sales, 50% of proceed go to project work with women in Binga via Zubo Trust and Basilwizi Trust.

Thank you for Listening!

“We are African Women in Hamm…”

2015/07/23

Hallo Listeners, we, the women of the Yes Afrika Women’s Forum, are now on the journey of a podcast and radio project… leading to a broadcast with our local Community Radio “Radio Runde Hamm” aired in September via Radio Lippewelle… Enjoy our Podcasts… while we are preparing for on-air…!

Hallo liebe Zuhörer, wir, die Frauen des Yes Afrika Frauen Forums haben uns auf die Reise durch ein Podcast- und Radioprojekt gemacht… es wird uns zu einer Sendung mit unserem örtlichen Bürgerfunk, der “Radio Runde Hamm” führen, die im September über Radio Lippewelle ausgestrahlt werden wird… Hört mal herein in unsere Podcast…!

“We want to tell each other about our lives here… and about the lives of women in the countries where we come from… we want to share our experiences in Germany, in Hamm… what are our roles, our duties, our rights… here and there…? Where, and what could African women learn from German women…? Where, and what could German women learn from African women…? What experiences do we pass on to our children, our daughters…? …and how do we do that…?”

“Wir sind Afrikanerinnen in Hamm…!”, ein Podcast und Radioprojekt realisiert mit Unterstützung von Engagement Global, Yes-Afrika e.V. and FUgE e.V., gefördert aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Zusammenarbeit (BMZ)

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.

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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Yes-Afrika Women’s Forum

2014/08/01

This celebratory playlist for the first meeting of the Yes-Afrika Women’s Forum in Hamm, Germany, features the voices of African women from many different countries and spans a “listening-bridge” across two continents, Africa and Europe. In listening we are sharing one space, and our imagination can fly with the sounds and voices to travel the distance…

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       Do join us in listening…!

Wherever we are while listening, let’s celebrate and reinforce the sistahood of women across differences, cultures, languages, and borders. The people are yearning for freedom, peace and unity.

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A CD will serve us as an invitation on the ground, which as it travels among listeners can “tune us” for the event. Some of the recordings will be played as in-puts during the meeting on 23rd August. Download the CD cover/ invite here.

The playlist is shared for free download on the Internet ArchiveWith: the Thandanani Women’s Ensemble; Blackheat DeShanti and Band; Soneni Gwizi; member of the DMI Women Groups in Chipata; Yvonne Makopa, Khanyie Masilela Hama, Sukhani Papaya, Mama Precious and other women (at the E-Day workshop/ Yes-Afrika); Petronella Kalimbwe (Joy FM Lusaka); Abbigal Muleya (ZUBO Trust Binga); Mrs Namunkolo Lungo (ZNBC archive Lusaka); Agness Buya Yombwe (Wayi-Wayi Art Studios & Gallery Livingstone) ; Tabitha (Bonfire Uganda); Carole Karemera (Ishyo Art Centre Kigali); Acan Jennifer (tailor in Gulu Uganda); Rosie Ndebele (Radio Dialogue); members of the Zambia Popular Theatre Alliance (ZAPOTA); Joyce Jenje Makwenda; Virginia Phiri; Thembi Ngwabi (Amakhosi Arts Centre); Lydia Akwabi aka L-ness; Yemi Ojo, Nelli Foumba Saomaoro and Godsglory Nk Jibril-ellems (Yes-Afrika e.V. Hamm); Mwenya Muyeba (at the time, Flava FM Kitwe); Claudia Wegener aka radio continental drift; and children of Congolese Refugees in Durban (Durban Sings Project).

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Some of the recordings and this picture were made during a workshop at the “Empowerment-Day”  for Yes-Afrika e.V. on 5 July in Hamm. The forthcoming Yes-Afrika Women’s Forum and its celebratory playlist are outcomes of the women’s conversations in the worksop.

Download the notes The Media – our Media ?” seminar

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… 

Development Through Radio

2013/02/01

click here to listen to Mavis Moyo ))))) 

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“DTR Clubs Seke receive radios”; photo: Calvin Dondo

MAVIS MOYO is an 85-year-old veteran broadcaster with Radio Zimbabwe (Radio 4) and a founding member of the Federation of African Media Women Zimbabwe (FAMWZ 1985). Here she talks to radio continental drift how she got involved in the media and what it meant for her at the time (1954) as an African woman from rural Matabeleland. She relates how what became known as DTR or Development Through Radio grew from the seed of a collaboration and exchange between urban and rural women, initially between the Jamuranai Women’s Club in the Harare township of Highfield and rural women from Seke South of Harare. It is this relation between women across urban-rural divides, which developed into an early precedence of participatory radio in Africa to an unprecedented scale… See More

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Expanded broadcast and poetic transmission

2013/01/22

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It’s the beginning of the rainy season in Lusaka. It’s “Poetic Tuesday” every other Tuesday at Petronella’s The DOSE on Joy fm 106.9. This evening, the guests in the studio are Chipego, who joins the show with live poetry, and Claudia Wegener aka radio continental drift bringing a bag-load of poetry recorded in Zimbabwe, plus some tracks with poets from Zambia. A festival of spoken word poetry unfolds on air while rain and thunder go down outside. Enjoy the listening! … See More

With Poetry by Linda Gabriel, Mbizo Chiracha aka The Black Poet, Nancy Mukondyo aka Blackheat DeShanti, Barbra Breeze Anderson, Yvonne Sishuwa aka Winter, Peter Nawa, More Blessings Size and Soneni Gwizi.

broadcasting from LUSAKA & HARARE

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An Ear On The Ground

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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 www.archive.org 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!

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