Posts Tagged ‘media’

Tonga women on the way to their own media production

2017/02/07

From April – November 2016, Zubo Trust joint forces with radio continental drift/ Claudia Wegener to train Zubo staff and six community based facilitators (CBFs) in audio recording and production.

“Women documenting Women Stories” is the name of the task and the radio project with Zubo’s women.

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The playlist of recordings from the workshop days can document a bit of the journey, which we traveled together in exploring the use of audio recorders among the women Zubo is working with in rural Binga. The playlist showcases a selection of our recordings over three days together, and does so in footage recordings, including our trials to say what we mean, and our giggles.

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On the journey, which you can follow in the recordings, we practiced listening, to others, in interviews and, to ourselves; we explored storytelling and the power of detailed description on a listener; we learned how to talk with machines and how to listen carefully to their playback; we explored the tools of communication, how to encourage our counterparts to enjoy themselves in storytelling; we discussed where we come from and where we wish to go to, or not to go to… ; we practiced translation, listened to the strange sounds of foreign, African languages and, again and again, to the curious sound of ourselves as we speak to others.

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In July, the women went out in to their communities and captured the work of the Zubo’s women in the villages and the Women’s Forum in sound and voices. They also interviewed their elders, mothers and grandmothers, on BaTonga culture, tradition and history.

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The second playlist presents a selection of the recordings which Zubo women themselves made in their local communities and includes some excerpts of statements by the young media women about their experiences as citizen journalists and oral historians in their villages.

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DJ Kwe’s music flies like an acoustic beacon over our journey together with the women of Zubo Trust towards their own media work as young BaTonga business women…

I could stand for my people…” Track 5 of DJ Kwe’s “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga” features Linda Mudimba articulately voicing her wish to represent the Tonga people as a Media Woman (based on a recording by rcd in 2012 ).

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In purchasing the Album “Radio Remixes Voices of Binga”, you’ll support the healing arts of DJ Kwe and 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.

Twalumba loko.

Thank you for listening.

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“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)

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

2014/07/26

Radio as Art website

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Our women’s media project needs your support!

2013/11/12

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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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Digital Storytelling, Field recordings & Sound Art

2013/10/29

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With an enthusiastic and active audience, all cultural producers in their own right, we produced an impromptu sound-piece together, edited it in the open source software Audacity and uploaded the track to the All Africa Sound Map. Don’t miss sharing your own local recordings of African arts and culture HERE on the map!

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Click here to hear us on the Global Map

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

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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… 

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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