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CIRCE’s feast for ears and eyes

2016/01/07

 

Anna Stereopoulou, Athens’ composer and founder of CIRCE the Black Cut project has published a richly beautiful AV report of CIRCE’s events in Athens, 19 – 22 December 2015.  

The exhibitions, concerts, listening events and broadcasts were the celebratory Finale of an exciting joint journey which began in August 2015 with CIRCE’s call for remixes on the subject of “Bees” and radio continental drift’s call-out “The Women of the Great River”.

 

 

Here I just pull together a few AV quotes from Anna’s report for you as a teaser to go on your own stroll across the resources of Anna’s pages. The two images include visual remixes to “The Women of the Great River” by Alma Tischler Wood and Agness Buya Yombwe.

The opening event on 19 December saw the release of the “CIRCE Family” Album 2015, called VOX [voice; out/ cry]. The Album gathers all remix-responses to the two sister-call-outs by 46 international artists of 15 countries in 28 tracks to One Voice “VOX” (as Anna’s subtitle poignantly suggests).

 

 

VOX invites us on an adventurous journey of listening in which Bees and BaTonga Women will be our guides. As they sing of the micro-cosmos, which is home to them, they allow us unknown glimpses of Cosmos at large and surprising, sometimes painfully familiar perspectives on our-selves and, “our” “World”.

 

 

Remixes are natural; will say, our audio remixes only echo the movements of Nature as it lives, breathes, survives, acts and communicates in ever new remixes of it’s resources – given “We”/ “Man”/ “the human animal” doesn’t grossly interfere in the Cosmos (=order)…

Lisa Greenaway’s remix of the “CIRCE Family” Album VOX gives another beautiful resonance space to the breath of “natural remix”…

 

 

Listening recommended !

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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)

Sonic Cross-cultural exchanges 1

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!

Sonic Cross-cultural exchanges 2

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!

LONG WALK abridged

2014/07/17

“…it has been written so that everyone can share my experiences… but it is not just my story. It is the story of all of us and our struggle to be free…”.

This is how Mandela was introducing the release of the abridged version of his biography, “Long Walk to Freedom”.

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18 July is internationally commemorated as “Nelson Mandela Day” (Madiba’s birthday) and, as “World Listening Day”.  Joining celebration of Madiba and of Listening, I’m re-launching “LONG WALK abridged” a radio piece from 2007, based on recordings which I made in Johannesburg in March 2006. The piece had been “underground” and off-line for a couple of years now. At the time, it was broadcast by Resonance fm in London and across the RADIA network of independent radio station. I’m re-launching it free for download with a page on archive.org, linked to its original site on the RADIA website; and I anchor it on the All Africa Sound Map with a couple of clippings of previously unreleased footage from the original recordings in Park Station Johannesburg.

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… 

broadcasting from Nairobi

2010/06/17

 


SAUTI NAIROBI – NAIROBI CONVERSATIONS

click below to access playlist of clips:

I —  II —  III —  IV —  V

plus: conversation with Jimmy Ogonga (Nairobi Arts Trust/ CCAEA)

collection of mini-clips 1 , mini-clips 2 , on-air playlist

conversation with rhyme fm , rhyme fm 2 (Gas Fyatu  & MC Shenzy)

(uploading & archiving in process)

 

tune in at: Silakka Radio Show: Africa! 100.3 MHz Laehradio in Helsinki. dj shinji kanki presents selected tracks from the on-line archives of radio continental drift, featuring DURBAN SINGS, drip mix, and foreign investment ‘Good Morning Camberwell’ (a mix by Alan Dunn) July 2010

broadcasting from KwaZulu-Natal

2008/11/09

radio continental drift

Radio Continental Drift a broad casting house in the bag of a drifter out to here unheard voices a branch of the growing networks of sound workers, audio artists, radio communities, and the street corner academies of listening and broadcasting around the world radio is happening when people ‘loiter’ in public places the air is free!

sampler: http://www.archive.org/details/RadioContinentalDrift

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DURBAN SINGS switchboard:

http://www.durbansings.wordpress.com

DURBAN SINGS is an audio media and oral history project with a story to tell… Using street recordings and internet audio archiving to create an open platform for contributions and remixes from artists and activists around the world. DURBAN SINGS is a sound network joining hemispheres via audio correspondence between listeners; building a listening bridge between communities, artists and activist groups in KZN and the rest of the world.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: a new ‘rough radio’ mix from the DURBAN SINGS on-line audio archive re-opening the project’s call for contributions and listeners’ response from around the world (13 mins; Oct. 2009)

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSingsARoughRadioMix

ALBERT PARK: SONGS, INTERVIEWS, STORIES from a group of DRC refugees

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_84

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_34

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_164

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_250

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_691

BULWER PARK: SONG FOR ASSASINATED JOURNALISTS AND ITS STORY from a young song writer and DRC refugee

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_259

BAT CENTRE: MORE AND LESS RECENT TOWNSHIP STORIES BEFORE THE ELECTIONS from a journalist poet activist

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_568

CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOSIETY: POEMS, STORIES, INTERVIEWS from an oral history workshop

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_796

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_516

CLERMONT: SONGS, INTERVIEWS AND POEMS from politically minded youth group

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_473

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_221

DOWNTOWN BAR: MUSIC, STORIES AND POLITICS IN THE SMOKERS ROOM conversation with a young film-maker

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_966

FOLWENI TOWNSHIP: SONGS, POEMS, STATEMENTS, AN INTERVIEW from a youth group

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_926

F197 CENTRE FOR CIVIL SOSIETY: POEMS, MEMORIES OF THE PAST AND FUTURE SOUTH AFRICA from a poet activist

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_764

HOWARD COLLEGE: VOICE-OVER TO “SILENCED VOICES” TRAILOR from a young filmmaker writer from Zimbabwe

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_18

INANDA (NEWTOWN A): SONGS, JAMS, COMMENTARY AND A MOVIE from a youth group

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_212

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_10

MZINYATHI: A SUPPORTER ABOUT YOUNG HIP-HOP POETS from the group ibutholondonzima

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_216

CHATSWORTH: AN AFRICAN DIWALI; audio report from Chatsworth

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_661

CHATSWORTH: THE BIRTH OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS a talk by Orlean Naidoo

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_965

PORT OF DURBAN: A PROTEST against import of goods from Israel

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_421

UKZN: THE CLIQ PROJECT an interview on IT training in/for township groups

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_70

WARWICK JUNCTION: VOICES FROM DURBAN’S MARKETS and about its proposed ‘re-development’

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_607

DURBAN SINGS  pre-release compilation 16 July 2009

tracks 1-10: http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_976

tracks 11-20: http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_59

tracks 21-30: http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_326

tracks 31-40: http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_644

tracks 41-43 http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_52

DURBAN SINGS: raw footage archive

http://durbansings.wordpress.com/category/raw-footage-archives-july-09/

CALL FOR RESPONSE: make a conversation across the lines

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_609

LETTERS FROM WINDSOR CA: vanguards of trans-atlantic community, media and curriculum development; a skype lecture & cjam remixes

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_642 (part 1)

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_5 (part 2)

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_972 cjam-remixes

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_762 (part 2)

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_163 (part 3)

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_346 remix Dec. 09

LETTER FROM LONDON: telling translation of LKJ’s song “Making History”

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_69

LETTERS FROM JOBURG: urban stories from young Johannesburg photographers

http://www.archive.org/details/audio-photo-graphics

LETTERS FROM WINDHOEK: songs, stories and histories from a Herero

http://www.archive.org/details/VolunteersNamibia

LETTERS FROM A CONTINENTAL DRIFT: Joburg, Soweto, Gaborone, Windhoek, Swakopmund

http://www.archive.org/details/radiocontinentaldrift_513

compilation of 13 MINICLIPS OF SONGS AND STORIES

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_953

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_980

DURBAN SINGS on SAfm: presented by Karabo Kgoleng “Afternoon Talk”

http://www.archive.org/details/DurbanSings_163

 

 

RASAfm switchboard: http://www.rasafm.wordpress.com

RASAfm conversations and reports from activists:

http://www.archive.org/details/RASAfm http://www.archive.org/details/RASAfm_165

 

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radio contiental drift on archive.org:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22radio%20continental%20drift%22&sort=-publicdate

 


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