Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

“KOLONIALWARENLADEN” – trailer for a future radio drama


broadcast by KUNSTRADIO (ORF, Vienna) 

“start asking, where am I coming from…” often a central question in my work with community organisations & groups of artists in Africa; here, I’m posing the question also to myself: through conversations with women of my mother’s generation in Germany (…); I’m asking the women to listen to recordings I made with African women conducted in English & “translate” or respond to parts they may choose & relate to in German (…). * complete text & credits

download engl./german script (cross-translation of audio)

Kunstradio also broadcast the LONG WALK radio play in 2010. A dedicated page “Listen! Babylon!” with resources & background information on LONG WALK is published on Creative Africa Network.

“Anti-colonial Monument” Bremen (renamed 1989; earlier “Reichskolonialeherendenkmal” (1931); design: Fritz Behn (1913); picture source: Peter Schroeder)


An Ear On The Ground


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 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!

radio communities/ list of contacts


a broad casting house in the bag of a listener

broadcasting from Nairobi




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

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