Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

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!

Colonial divide-and-rule stories… in remix

2015/12/04

 

“…I’m also fascinated by the Tonga people because they are marginalized like I am…”  (Penny Yon)

 

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The remix by sound-artist Inge van den Kroonenberg transports Penny Yon’s story of a “mixed race” Zimbabwean to another level and, “extracts” the painful awakening of the people after independence that Colonialism was not over, but in fact continuing in new guises… – though, at least in Inge’s evocative remix, there’s a “tongue in cheek” too; things are never one-dimensional… Coffee may be one of the first and major goods extracted by European colonialists from the African continent – the noises of coffee-making sound like an explosion to a nearby microphone, carrying the history of an ongoing colonial exploitation…; but, “the ritual of coffee-making is bringing people together” to tell their stories…

 

 

Inge van den Kroonenberg writes about her remix:

“I put the original voice recording on microcassette and mixed it with my coffeepot coming to a boil. By moving the microphone and tape deck around the stove the sounds of voice, tape, gas and boiling coffee blend together in a distorted murmur. I choose these particular sounds and the social/economical/political issues they are linked to; gas extraction, transportation of coffee beans and (the history of) colonization as a situation that is still ‘boiling’. But I also wanted to refer to the ritual of coffee making and how it brings people together to share thoughts and conversation in an intimate and familiar way.”

 

Inge’s remix also resonates, to my ears, with the sounds of radio communication.. even Morse code at the start of the piece… and again, as with the sounds of coffee-making, there is a double edge to the history of radio broadcasts, as a tool of oppression, or one of liberation…

 

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Zongwe Community Radio, a Zambian station across the Kariba Lake broadcasting into Zimbabwe since 2013 supported by Panos Southern Africa, Basilwizi Trust and the Zimbabwe Austrian Friendship Association. So the people in Binga can now hear programmes in ChiTonga broadcast by their “cousins” on the other side of Kariba Lake. In Zimbabwe itself community radio licenses though existing since 2000 have not yet been granted. The state-broadcaster ZBC occasionally airs programs in ChiTonga, but the radio signals cannot be received in Binga.

 

Geography class in Siachilaba Primary School

 

…we are on the grounds of Siachilaba Primary School in the Binga district of the Zambezi Valley… listening to a geography class under a tree…

a clip from the recording also features in the call-out playlist of “The Women of the Great River”

 

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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 !

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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

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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… 

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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FOR THE INFORMATION AGE

2012/05/11

http://www.creativeafricanetwork.com/page/36681/en

“KOLONIALWARENLADEN” – trailer for a future radio drama

2011/05/03

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) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikolonialdenkmal_(Bremen)


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