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radio continental drift celebrates the art of listening and the power of storytelling in local recordings, especially on the African continent. The “dramatic” field-recordings are presented here in playlists and shared under creative commons license with the invitation to global listeners to explore and use the archived audio.



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ONGOING PROJECT – UNDER CONSTRUCTION Building Radio Bridges: a collaboration via Sonic Anthropology and Radio Continental Drift with students in NYC – members of Zongwe FM in Sinazongwe Zambia – members of the women organisation Zubo Trust in Binga Zimbabwe archived here, you’ll find a number of audio letters by members of Zubo Trust and Zongwe FM teams in response to earlier audio letters by students from NYC to the Zambezi valley via Tom Miller aka Sonic Anthropology in NYC and...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sinazongwe, Binga, Lake Kariba, Zambezi, Brooklyn, New York, student project,...
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2020 radio continental drift
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RECORDING/S FOR TIMES OF CHANGE IN WAITING like many other active listeners these days, I find myself interested in listening out for change… can “it” be heard…? ...approaching..?! … occasionally, i’m digging in the archives for sleeping audio that I may revisit in current recordings… over time, these recordings may best be explored via the sound-maps of radio aporee http://aporee.org/maps/ the current playlist of recordings from April 2020 form part of an ongoing collection of...
Topics: Germany, Hamm, nirgends besser als, no place better than here, listening, city, soundscapes, field...
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2020 radio continental drift
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RECORDING/S FOR TIMES OF CHANGE IN WAITING like many other active listeners these days, I find myself interested in listening out for change… can “it” be heard…? ...already?! … occasionally, i’m digging in the archives for sleeping audio that I may revisit in current recordings… the recordings listed here were made in 2015 in the context of the podcast project with Yes Afrika Women Forum. over time, these recordings may best be explored via the sound-maps of radio aporee ...
Topics: Germany, Hamm, nirgends besser als, nowhere better than here, listening, city, soundscapes, field...
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2020 Thomas Miller & students CUNY Brooklyn College
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ONGOING PROJECT – UNDER CONSTRUCTION The following is an excerpt from an intro text which Dr. Tom Miller prepared for his students for their final course submission; namely, the production of a 60-90 seconds audio letter addressed to the women of Zubo Trust in Zimbabwe and the team of Zongwe FM in Zambia in response to some of their archived playlists (s.b.). CUNY – Brooklyn College ANTH 1105 Dr. Tom Miller Spring 2020 ONLINE MODULE #4 – Final Project Building Radio Bridges: a...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sinazongwe, Binga, Lake Kariba, Zambezi, Brooklyn, New York, student project,...
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2020 radio continental drift & Sonic Anthropology
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ONGOING PROJECT – UNDER CONSTRUCTION... Building Radio Bridges: a collaboration via Sonic Anthropology and Radio Continental Drift with students in NYC – members of Zongwe FM in Sinazongwe Zambia – members of the women organisation Zubo Trust in Binga Zimbabwe ... see also https://anth1105miller.commons.gc.cuny.edu/schedule/#part4  preliminary playlist ... stay tuned...!
Topics: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sinazongwe, Binga, Lake Kariba, Zambezi, Brooklyn, New York, student project,...
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Sep 20, 2019 radio continental drift
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RECORDING/S FOR TIMES OF CHANGE IN WAITING like many other active listeners these days, I find myself interested in listening out for change… can “it” be heard…? ...in advance..?! … occasionally, i’m digging in the archives for sleeping audio that I may revisit in current recordings… i'm finding myself especially listening out for the sounds of public places and crowded gatherings of people...! over time, these recordings may best be explored via the sound-maps of radio aporee ...
Topics: Germany, Hamm, Fridays for Future, Alle fuers Klima, climate change, global action, local sounds,...
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2019 radio continental drift
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Radio-bridging across the Zambezi, between Zambia and Zimbabwe was a focus of activities on the ground 2018. Sharing broadcast excerpts from the Zambezi Valley for World Radio Day 2019,  we dream of radio-bridges to listeners around the world… “ We” that is the various radio-makers at Sinazongwe Community Radio Station aka ZongweFM; it’s also Mutinta Mukuwa (the white, out-one-out) aka claudia who joint Zongwe team between June and December 2018 for weekly workshops, international...
Topics: World Radio Day 2019, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Germany, Austria, Sinazongwe, Binga, Zongwe FM, Zubo Trust,...
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2019 radio continental drift
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Audio eines Einführungstextes für “This is a Radio-Bridge across the Zambezi and across the world...” ein Funkkorb gewebt von claudia wegener / radio continental drift  Ich produzierte meinen Intro-Text im Audio als zusätzliche Ressource für Radiosender, die daran interessiert sind, das Stück zu übertragen. Interessierte Sender können sich bitte mit Kunstradio oder Radio Continental Drift in Verbindung setzen. “ This is a Radio-Bridge across the Zambezi and across the world...”...
Topics: Kunstradio, commission, intro text german, Radiokunst, first broadcast 2019, Radio-Bridge, radio...
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2019 radio continental drift
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Audio of a written intro text for “This is a Radio-Bridge across the Zambezi and across the world...” a radio-basket woven by claudia wegener / radio continental drift I produced my intro text in audio as an additional resource for radio stations interested in rebroadcasting the piece. Interested broadcasters may please get in touch with Kunstradio or radio continental drift. “ This is a Radio-Bridge across the Zambezi and across the world...”  by radio continental drift (52:55’)  ...
Topics: Kunstradio, commission, first broadcast 2019, spoken word, intro text, radio art, Radio-Bridge,...
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Sep 27, 2018 radio continental drift
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The occasion for this interview recording with Donor Ncube was her organising, participating in and documenting the ilala weavers workshop in Chinonge. Donor is ilala crafts and financial assistance officer at Zubo Trust. See/ listen at: https://archive.org/details/chinonge-weavers-workshop In the first part of our recording, Donor talks about her own growing up in Simatelele Ward and learning how to weave from her mother. Other common means of income generation among women and children was...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Binga, Chinonge, Zubo Trust, Donor Ncube, Notani Munkuli, Ilala, crafts weaving, Tonga...
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Aug 13, 2018 radio continental drift
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“ Decentralisation. Be informed and participate. Advocating for the popularization and implementation of the decentralisation policy” The above is a quotation from a street sign in Choma which I photographed. When I returned to Choma in June 2018, after two years, I was surprised seeing merely big building work and no market stalls and traders along the road. Since I had already spent a good ten days in Lusaka, I had seen similar development there, had spoken with traders, and learnt that...
Topics: Choma, Zambia, Southern Province, street vendors, street markets, informal economy, keep Zambia...
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2018 AfricanTide Union
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These recordings are samples of audio productions made by participants of the media training opportunity “Women speak up for themselves” at AfricanTide  Union e.V. (ATU) in Dortmund . Women c a me together tak ing first joint steps in produc ing their own Med i a, explore and gain know-how in how they could tell their stories to make themselves heard in the “information age”. In interviews and conversations, the women talk about a life between different cultures, education of the...
Topics: Dortmund, Germany, AfricanTide Union, Africa, Nigeria, Guinea, Schwarze Deutsche, Ghana, Cameroon,...
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Grace Kubikisha  grew up in Zambia, worked in the textile business of her parents, and spent a number of years with work and education in America, only quite recently returning to Zambia and is now working in business together with her mother. As an insider with an outsider’s perspective, she gives us an interesting insight in the lives of Zambian women. She’s a freelance writer and multi-tasking in a number of jobs but very passionate about women’s representation in her country, which...
Topics: Her Zambian History, International Women’s Day 2019, Balance for Better, listening, storytelling,...
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2018 radio continental drift & Zubo Trust
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The recording in Chinonge was made by Donor Ncube, ilala crafts and financial assistance officer at Zubo Trust. It documents an ilala crafts training workshop initiated by Zubo Trust to upgrade the crafts production of weavers in Chinonge Ward Binga. The workshop is lead by a very experienced craft weaver from a neighbouring Binga ward, Notani Munkuli from Siachilaba. Notani was also one of six women who Zubo Trust had sent for further training to Lupane Women Centre. The crafts training...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Binga, Chinonge, Zubo Trust, Donor Ncube, Notani Munkuli, Ilala, crafts weaving, Tonga...
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Bulemu Mutale: “I am going there as “Zubo”…!” She  was fortunate being encouraged to go to school... Bulemu Mutale tells us her story of a young woman growing up in the rural areas near the Zambezi, but also describes for us in detail how we can imagine the life of young women in Binga to look like. With  the help of her grandmother, Bulemu completed school. Her mother had passed on; then her father lost his job and became ill. Bulemu started working in a local super market and...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Binga, Voices from Binga, Bulemu Mutale, Zubo Trust, girl child, education, orphan,...
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2018 radio continental drift & Zubo Trust
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Bunsiwa Weavers workshop Every Saturday morning, the women weavers of Bunsiwa village and surroundings are meeting to weave their baskets together, help each other, exchange news and learn more from experienced weavers like Notani Munkuli. The Bunsiwa weavers are supported by Zubo Trust and, apart from selling small amounts of baskets locally, they produce large orders to be sold via Lupane Women Centre in the neighbouring district. I'm accompanying Zubo's Donor Ncube to meet the weavers and we...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Binga, Bunsiwa, Siachilaba, Zubo Trust, Donor Ncube, Notani Munkuli, Ilala, crafts...
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2018 Dareen Tatour
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Recorded in the Zambezi Valley in solidarity with sisters in the Jordan Valley "resist my people, resist them" dear sister listeners, below are the details of an open call for art work in creative solidarity with persecuted Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour. Deadline to send audio/ files 28. September 2018. Reading poem and call out, you may feel like i, would like to raise a voice in solidarity while hands are bound in present commitment. I grasped a spare hour to engage with poem and...
Topics: Dareen Tatour, Palestine, poetry, art, persecution, Israel, Jordan Valley, solidarity, poem on...
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2018 radio continental drift
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Open Call to Artists  to contribute Remixes, Sound-and Radio pieces for A RADIO BRIDGE ACROSS THE ZAMBEZI read the complete call-out:  https://wp.me/pmTSx-rU Explore and use this playlist for your remix and radio contributions. Here is the Call-out playlist (part I); plus info to tracks and their source recordings: 01 a wish for women's exchange across the Zambezi (e.g. Sinazongwe women would like to learn from Zubo women how to weave handbags from Ilala palm leaves); Nsenga Women's Club and...
Topics: World Radio Day, radio bridge, open-call, artists, activists, radio-makers, remixes, Zambia,...
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2018 radio continental drift
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Spendenaktion für Radioarbeit von Frauen über den Sambesi download Text in pdf here:  https://radiocontinentaldrift.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2018-fundraiser-fuge-p1-2.pdf Die Hörstücke auf der CD erzählen über Zusammenarbeit von Frauen durch das Medium Radio über drei Kontinente hinweg. Viel Freude beim Zuhören wünschen: die Frauen von Zubo Trust in Binga Zimbabwe, DJ Mo und DJ Petty Young bei Zongwe-FM in Sinazongwe Zambia, Crystal DJ Kwe Favel in B.C. Canada und Claudia Wegener...
Topics: Sambia, Simbabwe, Radio, Radiomacherinnen, Zubo Trust, Zongwe FM, DJ Kwe, Crystal DJ Kwe Favel,...
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Normally in Tonga culture, they don’t give the position to women… Trained as a nurse, and a leprosy controller in her district, Mrs Kalichi didn’t have plans leaving her job and ordinary family life. The male folk among the royal family refused to take up the vacant position of the chief - why should they leave their job in town for some “backward stuff” in the remote rural areas of Chikankata Zambia…?! Eli Mwiinga Namazuminana Kalichi became Chiefteness Mwenda of Chikankata in...
Topics: Chiefteness Mwenda, Chikankata, Southern Province, Zambia, BaTonga, Zambezi Valley, indigenous...
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Thembi Ngwabi prefers to be called Gogo; ugogo meaning “granny, grandmother” in Ndebele. Even in 2012, when we recorded our first interview at Amakhosi Cultural Centre , the title of the elder and, an ancestral calling was already with Thembi. In 2013, I found her just relocated to the Lupane bush , in search of a realisation for her calling, and with a programme of cultural dance for local women and children at hand. We documented also this encounter with recordings. In the present...
Topics: Thembi Ngwabi, Gogo, Lupane, Ndebele, indigenous knowledge, rain-dancer, rain-making Njelele...
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2018 radio continental drift
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Nosiko is a young woman born and raised in Sinazongwe Zambia. I am interested to hear her story how she got to join the community radio Zongwe FM. Nosiko has completed secondary school and had open ears for a different pass-time. She listened to the local radio in her homestead thinking ‘i can do just as well’. When ZongweFM team was looking for a secretary, she joined. Nosiko tells us that she long since had a dream of becoming a journalist; but now, checking on reality, she’ll soon...
Topics: Nosiko Mundia, Sinazongwe, Zambia, ZongweFM, community radio, girl child, girl child education,...
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Lisa Chilombo Sakala shares with us the life of a young published writer in Zambia, who went through struggles to survive, to go through an education at University of Zambia and, against many odds, become a writer. Women role models meant a lot to her in her life and she tells us about some significant examples for her; and of her passion for Zambian women to be known globally. With little experience in online work, she was excited to be selected for the wiki women project and eager to learn...
Topics: wiki women, wiki Africa, Zambia, Museum of Women’s History Zambia, Samba Yonga, Her Zambian...
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2018 radio continental drift
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Open Call to Artists  to contribute Remixes, Sound-and Radio pieces for A RADIO BRIDGE ACROSS THE ZAMBEZI read the complete call-out:  https://wp.me/pmTSx-rU Explore and use this playlist for your remix and radio contributions. Here is the Call-out playlist (part II); plus info to tracks and their source recordings below: see part (I) at  https://archive.org/details/RADIO_BRIDGE_open_call   01 Eunice Mwiinde interviews her grandmother about wild fruits and vegetables which the Tonga people...
Topics: World Radio Day, radio bridge, open-call, artists, activists, radio-makers, remixes, Zambia,...
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2018 radio continental drift
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Puthumile Ngwenya aka Leelee, grew up in Zambia and identifies a feminist.She shares with us the perspective of women in the media in Zambia. She has worked, both nationally and internationally as an actress, a writer, script writer I.a. She’s an experienced radio and TV host and collaborates with other women on radio and TV shows for and about women. She’s passionate about women’s representation in Zambia and was eager to learn more about African women on wikipedia and how to contribute...
Topics: wiki women, wiki Africa, Zambia, Museum of Women’s History Zambia, Samba Yonga, Her Zambian...
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Coming back to Lusaka in June 2018, after five years, I was excited that the first person I was able to connect with was Mulenga Kapwepwe. In 2012, we had recorded an interview with this super-productive and resourceful lady; in the interview, BaMulenga beautifully documents herself as an artist, describes her work as a writer, cultural historian and playwright.  http://archive.org/details/Voices_from_Lusaka_467 Mulenga invited me to join a meeting of a group of women at Zambia National...
Topics: International Women’s Day 2019, Balance for Better, listening, storytelling, oral history, radio,...
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2018 radio continental drift
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"Samba  Yonga is a Zambian journalist and media consultant. She has worked a long time as editor for Big Issue Zambia and has written for several other publications. Yonga is the founder of Ku-Atenga Media, a media consultancy firm and was named one of Destiny’s “Power of 40” most influential women in Africa 2017.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_Yonga Thus begins a Wikipedia article for Samba Yonga archived i.a. under the category “women in Zambia”. If you’d follow...
Topics: International Women’s Month 2019, Balance for Better, listening, storytelling, oral history,...
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The second interview with Nosiko Mundia was recorded shortly after her return from Binga where she accompanied Maria Ntandiyana and Cleopatra Nchite, two representatives of Sinazongwe women clubs on a visit to the women’s organisation Zubo Trust . Nosiko is still excited. As for the other two women, it was her very first international journey into unknown territory. She tells us about the different kinds of economic empowerment projects which they got to know among Zubo women, the kapenta...
Topics: Nosiko Mundia, Sinazongwe, Zambia, ZongweFM, community radio, economic empowerment, women...
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Sinazongwe Primary School was established in 1958 - i.e. at the time of the forced resettlement of the Tonga people. Over the 50 years since it was established, the school didn’t have one female head teacher… as Mrs Chilowana tells us. Mrs Chilowana has been in the teaching services for 25 year; the past 10 years as a Senior Teacher at Sinazongwe Primary/ Secondary School. In the interview, we ask Mrs Chilowana to give us a little insight in to the life of a woman in employment and public...
Topics: Mrs Chilowana, Senior Teacher, Sinazongwe, Sinazongwe Primary Secondary School, Zambezi Valley,...
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2017 radio continental drift
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A Vocal Remix for Breaking the Sound Barrier 8 The vocals of "Her Story of Rocks" are based on a long interview recording with Chiza Mwiinde in Binga Zimbabwe. Chiza was born in Binga, a place "at the back of beyond" as some say, and is now studying geo-sciences at Smith College in the US. We worked together at the local women's organisation Zubo Trust, Chiza as an Intern, me as a multimedia volunteer. I was intrigued by her art of storytelling. Excerpts from the interview...
Topics: Breaking the Sound Barrier, Alan Dunn and Martyn Rainford, Basement Art Project, Leeds, open...
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2017 AfricanTide Union
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These recordings are some samples of footage recordings made by the participants of the "Digital audio storytelling course" hosted by AfricanTide Union in Dortmund (ATU) and facilitated by Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift. The aim of this course is the development of media and communication skills among ATU staff. A skilled in-house production team of digital-media literate staff is intended to assist the inclusiveness of ATU's media output as the organisation moves ahead in...
Topics: Germany, Dortmund, AfricanTide Union, NGO, workshop, digital storytelling, women, AFRICA, training,...
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first broadcast on Datscha Radio Berlin, a 5-days radio-festival from a Berlin allotment garden, August 2017; produced in response to Datscha radio's open call radio continental drift is proud and happy contributing to Datscha Radio in Berlin together with women audio/ radio producers from both sides of the Zambezi and beyond, namely Zubo Trust in Binga, Zimbabwe and Zongwe FM in Sinazongwe, Zambia; DJ Kwe joins the all-female radio-gardeners team from Canada with her music, excerpts from the...
Topics: Datscha Radio, Berlin, Germany, allotment garden, gardening, radio festival, Zubo Trust, women...
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2017 Marcos da Costa Melo, FUgE
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Following the conference "Traditionally Sustainable" in Hofgeismar, a delegation of contributors from Brazil are guests of FUgE (Forum for Justice, Environment and Development) in Hamm. They meet with the "Heimatverein Heessen" for a conversation (in German and Portuguese); and give a talk at FUgE Fairtrade Shop in the evening. With members of the "Heimatverein", they visit the chappel of St. Anna. Analia A. da Silva from the Tuxa people performs a traditional...
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Topics: Traditionally Sustainable, International Colloquium Traditional Peoples and Communities,...
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2017 radio continental drift
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Listening in between stories, histories and the streaming sounds of the city. Excerpts from a nightly walk through Brussels guided by Stephaan. a bit of out-door tourism during a study trip on EU migration-/control policy with Iris and Nadine of v.f.h.  https://www.vfh-online.de/   (main language: German)
Topics: Brussels, city, sounds, guided tour, Belgium, Praline, colonialism, history, soundscape
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2017 AfricanTide Union
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These recordings are some samples of footage recordings made by the participants of the "Digital audio storytelling course" hosted by AfricanTide Union in Dortmund (ATU) and facilitated by Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift. The aim of this course is the development of media and communication skills among ATU staff. A skilled in-house production team of digital-media literate staff is intended to assist the inclusiveness of ATU's media output as the organisation moves ahead in...
Topics: Dortmund, Germany, AfricanTide Union, Africa, Nigeria, Somalia, Schwarze Deutsche, Ghana,...
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2016 Zongwe FM
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Lwiindi Recordings 2016 by the Zongwe FM team for broadcast coveridge during the festival. Lwiindi Festival is the traditional annual harvest festival celebrated jointly by Zimbabwe and Zambian Tonga in Sinazongwe. The music of Budima, as it is called in Zambia, or Ngoma Buntibe, as it's known among Zimbabwe Tonga is unique to the BaTonga. I highly recommend reading this article by late Zimbabwean composer Keith Goddard about the music of the Tonga people. "One Man One Note"...
Topics: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zambezi, Kariba Lake, colonialism, BaTonga, forced resettlement, community radio,...
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2016 Zongwe 105.0 FM
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"Women's knowledge and local productions" One of nine live on-air encounters of women from both sides of the Zambezi/ Lake Kariba; with Monica Siabunkululu aka DJ Mo and Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift in Zongwe FM studio. Today’s show contains long take local recordings in ChiTonga and especially those which Zubo women made themselves in their communities, followed by DJ Mo and Claudia chatting about what we heart in English and ChiTonga. The show begins with recent...
Topics: Zongwe 105.0 FM, community radio, Sinazongwe, Zambia, Zubo Trust, Binga, Zimbabwe, rural women,...
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2016 radio continental drift
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Mary Mwakoi and Victoria Citalu are working at the Department of Community Development at the Civic Centre in Sinazongwe Zambia. Here they are introducing themselves and the work they are doing in the district with and for the women. Mary as the field officer tells us about the Saving-groups and Women Clubs under Community Development, 180 of them in the district, about the alternative livelihood schema and on the women's various income-generating projects. Natural resources commonly in use...
Topics: Sinazongwe, Department of Community Development, Women Clubs, community radio, Zambia, ZongweFM,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Sikalenge Women's Forum  recordings by Lucia Munenge, July 2016 Elina Muleya belongs to a group of basket weavers in Sikalenge Ward. Elina tells how the group was formed. She talks about the challenge of getting Ilala leaves for weaving. The palm tree doesn't grow well in their area. The women have to walk far, in to the neighboring Ward, Simatelele, to find the leaves. Elina describes how the Ilala leaves are cut and prepared for the weaving and about some of the common patterns the women are...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Sikalenge Women's Forum, women empowerment, natural resources, sustainable development,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Manjolo Women's Forum  recordings by Margaret Munkuli Selina Muleya. Listening to Margaret's interview with Selina in the Zubo office team, our impression was that Margaret instructed Selina what to say between the first and the second track of the recording. So again, similarly to the interview recording with Sithabile Mudimba, this recording became a starting point for further discussions in our workshops; here, we explored interview technique or the "art of conversation" in an...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Manjolo Women's Forum, women empowerment, natural resources, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Simatelele Women's Forum  recordings by Ottilia Tshuma, July 2016 Chigambyo Munkombwe. Chigambyo is a member of a VSnL group of 10 women in Simatelele Ward (VSnL = Village Saving and Lending). She talks about the business projects of the women and the benefits for them. 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. Each of the women CBFs is...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Simatelele Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Sikalenge Women's Forum  recordings by Lucia Munenge, July 2016 Julia Mukhuli is divorced from her husband and lives alone with her children. Her situation as a single mum is not easy to manage in rural Binga. She tells that she joined one of Zubo Trusts VSnL groups of 10 women in her Ward (VSnL = Village Saving and Lending). In this interview Julia is representing her group. Occasionally, we can hear her consult her papers or, with the other group members who are standing by. The group's...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Sikalenge Women's Forum, women empowerment, natural resources, sustainable development,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Chinonge Women's Forum recordings by Eunice Mwinde (in ChiTonga) Eunice asks her grandmother about how the BaTonga used to survive in the bush after their forceful removal from the fruitful land of their ancestors at the Zambezi. Her grandmother lists some of the bush fruits they used to collect like Makuli or Mutili and describes how they used to prepare them for dishes. Note: a) Margaret Munkuli also recorded 3 interviews with elder women in Manjolo Ward about bush fruits and their use among...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Chinonge Women'€™s Forum, bush fruits, indigenous knowledge, women empowerment,...
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2016 Zongwe FM
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A live on-air show with Patience Kabuku aka DJ Petty Young, Monica Siabunkululu aka DJ Mo and Claudia Wegener aka "Mukuwa Mutinta" aka radio continental drift in the Zongwe FM studio in Sinazongwe Zambia, 2 Sept. 2016. (English/ ChiTonga) "Mukuwa" means the white, English-speaking stranger in ChiTonga, the language spoken by Tonga people both sides of the Zambezi; "muntusiya" means the black person, the African. In this show, we are going together on a radiophonic...
Topics: Sinazongwe, Zambia, community radio, Zongwe FM, ChiTonga, Zimbabwe, Culture, Africa, Europe,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Sikalenge Women's Forum  recordings by Lucia Munenge, July 2016 Kelesia Mwembe is the Chairlady of Zubo Trust's Sikalenge Women's Forum. In the interview Kelesia tells the history of the Forum. Like all of Zubo's Women's Forums, Sikalenge Forum was formed of 25 women in 2010 with initial workshops by Zubo. The women are representing 5 local village communities. Further workshops conducted by Zubo were raising the business skills of the women. The 25 women take the new knowledge to their...
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Topics: Zubo Trust, Sikalenge Women's Forum, women empowerment, natural resources, sustainable development,...
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2016 Zubo Trust and Zongwe FM
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Women team-working (first live broadcast on Zongwe FM 22 Aug. 2016) One of nine live on-air encounters of women from both sides of the Zambezi/ Lake Kariba; with Patience Kabuku aka DJ Patty Young and Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift in the Zongwe FM studio. In this show we are introducing Zubo Trust's Women's Forum to the Sinazongwe Community; and are receiving interesting feedback on the telephone line... The show focuses on the stories and values of women coming together, working as...
Topics: Zubo Trust, women empowerment, natural resources, sustainable livelihoods, fishing, awareness...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Simatelele Women's Forum  recordings by Ottilia Tshuma, July 2016 Belitha Mugande. A community elder at Simatelele Ward, Belitha talks about the life of Batonga girls at the river and some of the traditional customs among the Tonga. 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. Each of the women CBFs is leading a local Women's Forum of 25...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Simatelele Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Simatelele Women's Forum  recordings by Ottilia Tshuma, July 2016 Tema Munkuli is the Secretary of Simatelele Women's Forum. Tema talks about the duties of the Forum's 25 members and how they are organising themselves. Among the benefits for the women she mentions that the women are able to afford the school fees for their children and buying livestock such as goats. From April - November 2016, Zubo Trust joint forces with radio continental drift/ Claudia Wegener to train Zubo staff and six...
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Patience Kabuku (English/ ChiTonga); playlist of clips; find the entire interview at https://archive.org/details/women_on-air We are sitting together with Patience Kabuku in the shade of one of the doorways to a classroom at Sinazonwe Primary School. The door to Zongwe FM studio is just across the yard from us. It's Saturday afternoon; you'll hear the singing from church congregations somewhere nearby. A match at the football pitch is due; occasionally, a motorcycle-taxi crosses the school...
Topics: Sinazongwe, Southern Province, Zambia, Zambezi, Kariba Lake, community radio, Zongwe FM, ChiTonga,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Margaret Munkuli talks about the successes and challenges the women of Nchibondo village have been facing with their local production of Baobab Maheo. Margaret is a Community based Facilitator at Manjolo Ward for the Women's organization Zubo Trust in Binga Zimbabwe. ZUBO Trust has been working with and for the rural women of the Zambezi valley since 2009. Zubo has become widely recognized for its successful work empowering the rural women in income-generating projects, which utilize the...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Tonga, Zambezi, Binga, Zimbabwe, Manjolo, women, women empowerment, natural resources,...
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Monica Kindness Sianbunkululu (English/ ChiTonga); find a playlist of clips at:  https://archive.org/details/women_on-air_123 At the time I was staying with Zongwe FM, in August 2016, I found two young ladies working there in a group of five youths presenters. Here, we are sitting with Monica Sianbunkululu in the yard of Sinazongwe Primary listening to her story of how, as a lady, she found her way as a radio-maker with Zongwe FM. The children of the caretaker are playing in the yard;...
Topics: Sinazongwe, Southern Province, Zambia, Zambezi, Kariba Lake, community radio, Zongwe FM, ChiTonga,...
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2016 ZongweFM and Zubo Trust
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Women in Fishing (first live broadcast on Zongwe FM 20 Aug. 2016) One of nine live on-air encounters of women from both sides of the Zambezi/ Lake Kariba; with Monica Siabunkululu aka DJ Mo and Claudia Wegener/ radio continental drift in the Zongwe FM studio. In this show we are introducing Zubo Trust's Bbindawuko Coop, the first women crew fishing Kapenta on Lake Kariba. Abbigal Muleya, Zubo's former Monitoring Officer tells the story of Zubo's flagship project. In the second part of the show...
Topics: Zubo Trust, women empowerment, natural resources, sustainable livelihoods, fishing coop, fish...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Manjolo Women's Forum  recordings by Margaret Munkuli Belitna Mumpande represents a VSnL group from Simandala Village, Bulawayo Kraal (VSnL = Village Saving and Lending). Their monthly submissions are 3.00 USD each member. They entertain a successful collective project of buying and selling school uniforms. Belitna was able to buy goats and chicken and can afford paying the school fees for her two children. Belitna reports that members of the group were able to buy suits for their husbands, a...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Manjolo Women’s Forum, women empowerment, Village Saving and Lending, natural...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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The day at Sebungwe River Mouth Primary School also saw the election of a new Association. Representatives from three of Zubo Trust's Women's projects were coming together for an induction on the importance of such an association delivered by members of the Ministry of Women Affairs Zimbabwe, Binga office. The training concluded with the election of the new Association's board. The participating women were from the Bbindawuko Cooperative, the Siachilaba Fish Market Association and the...
Topics: Zubo Trust, women, women empowerment, natural resources, Fish farming, gardening, Simatelele Ward,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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In each of the 6 wards that Zubo is currently working in, a group of women meet regularly to discuss the problems faced by women and children in their ward. These women also then discuss possible solutions to their problems. The Women Forums are a unique and crucial feature in Zubo’s organogram. They were initiated in the early days of the organisation’s operation and, since then have been instrumental in reaching out deep into the dispersed rural communities. Each of the 25 members of a...
Topics: Zubo Trust, women, women empowerment, natural resources, fishing, Fish farming, Binga, Zimbabwe,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Kariyangwe Women's Forum  recordings by Regina Munkuli Zubo Song. "Twalumba Zubo". Thank you Zubo. The members of the Kariyangwe Women's Forum are telling in song about the benefits of Zubo's programmes they are experiencing in their area.  An English Comment about the song's meaning by Regina Munkuli. Note, a) the song became a feature song in the live radio shows on Zongwe FM with Sinazongwe Women Clubs in August 2016, see  https://archive.org/details/Women_team_working b) a...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Kariyangwe Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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a windy morning at Kariba... , 10.08.16; 10:16 ...in the middle of the night I had already heard the rigs go home and the winds picking up... a night/ day of bad business for the kapenta rigs... however, this recording became something like our signature sound during the Zongwe FM broadcasts of women across the lake...  https://archive.org/details/Women_in_Fishing sounds in my room after dark..., 16.08.16; 19:17 ...closed doors and windows are not something I consider appealing...even though...
Topics: Zambia, Sinazongwe, soundscapes, listening, All Africa Sound Map, radio aporee, sound maps, Lake...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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The playlist of 20 tracks presents some samples of recordings, which the rural BaTonga Women of Zubo Trust in Binga Zimbabwe produced in their communities. While the project is in fact still continuing on the ground over the next few months, this sampler already opens a window to the forthcoming release of the entire audio collection. Since April 2016, Zubo Trust joint forces with radio continental drift to train Zubo staff and six community based facilitators (CBFs) in audio recordings and...
Topics: Zubo Trust, women, women empowerment, natural resources, sustainable resources, fishing, fish...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Manjolo Women's Forum  recordings by Margaret Munkuli Melania Munsaka represents the VSnL group Tweenlarbenda from Nalubuyu (VSnL = Village Saving and Lending). She reports that they were 10 members at inception but are now 4 women in the group; others dropping out when failing to pay their monthly dues. The monthly submission fee in the group is 15.00 USD. Their project is trading in soap ("green bars" and "Geisha"). The group is making handsome profit which as custom they...
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Recordings from the first International Women's Day celebrated in Binga's urban centre convened by the Ministry of Women Affairs Zimbabwe with the DA Mrs Banda Ndeti as guest of honour. The days' celebration's begin with a march of the women from the town centre to Freedom Square. The recordings present excerpts of the day's speeches, testimonies and entertainment.
Topics: Zimbabwe, Binga, rural, women, economic empowerment, International Women's Day
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...around the kitchen table at night, we are 8 people of 4 continents and 7 countries. Mbango, Usco, Stephanus and Wilson are members of the Cota Youths Choir in Windhoek Namibia. They just arrived from Southern Germany tonight here in Hamm, and it's their visit and concert at "Paulus Kirche" on Monday evening which brought us together here... the "choir boys" are all "second basses" as they tell us, but nonetheless, we get to hear some lines of two songs... Sounds...
Topics: Germany, Hamm, Namibia, Windhoek, Cota Youths Choir, indigenous languages, songs, listening,...
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Chizanga Chiza Mwiinde A Storyteller of Rocks "Believe in yourself!" Chiza was born in rural Binga, a place "at the back of beyond" as some have it. She got to move around Zimbabwe a lot with her parents who are teachers. After completing school as a brilliant student, she however failed securing a scholarship from her country. Encouraged by her parents, she applied for a scholarship in the US - even though, she herself didn't believe she'd get it. But, she did. With full...
Topics: Zimbabwe, Binga, Chiza Mwiinde, Zubo Trust, USAP, women in sciences, women organisation, geology,...
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Recordings from a brief trip to Johannesburg from the Zambezi. 01 listening to the nightly hum of Jozi from a roof-terrace over the gardens of Parktown 02 sounds of a Gautrain from Pretoria into Johannesburg Park Station 03 walking in to Park Station Listen via the All Africa Sound Map and add your own recordings http://aporee.org/maps/projects/all-africa-sound-map
Topics: Johannesburg, South Africa, soundscape, listening, radio, aporee sound maps, All Africa Sound Map
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Chinonge Women's Forum  recordings by Eunice Mwinde (in ChiTonga) Eunice asks her grandmother about how the BaTonga women used to weave the large, heavy-duty baskets. Banene describes how to prepare the Malala leaves (Palm leaves) for the weaving. These baskets are used by BaTonga women in the field work. Note: Lucia Munenge recorded an extensive interview with Elina Muleya, a weaver who belongs to a group of basket weavers in Sikalenge Ward From April - November 2016, Zubo Trust joint forces...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Chinonge Women's Forum, women empowerment, indigenous knowledge, Ilala, basket weaving,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Manjolo Women's Forum recordings by Margaret Munkuli, additional recordings made in October 2016 Duve Mufuari, an elder of Jumbue village, responds to Margaret's questions about bush fruits and how they used to cook and prepare them. She also sings a song. Ester Munenge, Margaret's mother, sings. Janet Muleya, an elder of Chibondo village, responds to Margaret's questions about bush fruits and local trees and how they used to cook and prepare the leaves or roots as dishes. Margaret asks her for...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Manjolo Women's Forum, women empowerment, natural resources, bush fruits, sustainable...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Simatelele Women's Forum  recordings by Ottilia Tshuma, July 2016 Polina Munenge is a member of Simatelele Women's Forum and a weaver. In her interview she talks about a number of common weaving patterns among the women. She also explains how the weavers are selling their products. Note, Lucia Munenge at Sikalenge recorded a lengthy interview with the weaver Elina Muleya. Polina sings a song common among the weavers. The women are usually singing it, when they sit together weaving their...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Simatelele Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Kariyangwe Women's Forum  recordings by Regina Munkuli Mudenda Lemenwa talks about the traditional way of re-marrying for a widowed woman among the BaTonga. 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. Each of the women CBFs is leading a local Women's Forum of 25 members. The women documented the work of the organisation on village level, in...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Kariyangwe Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, tradition, education,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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A playlist of recordings from a workshop on documentation skills convened by Zubo Trust and held at Tusimpe Pastoral Centre in Binga, 5 - 7 July 2016 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 that Zubo is working with in rural Binga. Participants at the workshop included the six Community-based Facilitators, CBFs, listed by names below, also Zubo staff and stakeholders,...
Topics: Zubo Trust, women empowerment, documentation skills, sustainable development, fishing, Binga,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Kariyangwe Women's Forum  recordings by Regina Munkuli Chilimba is a traditional form of entertainment among the Batonga. Playing Chilimba involves a group of people, often women, in joyful singing, drumming and dancing. The lyrics of the Chilimba songs may however also contain teachings, such as the one Regina cites in her English commentary, "don't fall in love with a married person". In contemporary Chitonga, the word "chilimba" also means radio. Note, a) In an interview...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Kariyangwe Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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2016 radio continental drift
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“There’s a purpose for me being here…” Mrs. Lydia Banda Ndeti is the District Administrator for Binga District; often just referred to as “the DA”. We first encountered Mrs. Ndeti as Guest of Honour at the first public celebration of International Women’s Day in Binga Centre. In her office, we found her working with a team of women staff; including also a lady driver. We got interest what might have been her way becoming a woman in a leadership position and, how she experiences...
Topics: Binga, Zimbabwe, rural women, District Administrator, Mrs. Lydia Banda Ndeti, women leaders, women...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Manjolo Women's Forum  recordings by Margaret Munkuli Tracey Mudenda represents a VSnL group of 10 women from Bulawayo Kraal named Tulibune Group (VSnL = Village Saving and Lending). The group started in 2012 and is trading cabbages. Business started off well for the group and the women bought kitchen utensils from their savings. Tracey reports that these days though, they are doing barter exchange since people in the area are lacking cash. When they were making profit, the women supported...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Manjolo Women's Forum, women empowerment, Village Saving and Lending, natural...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Manjolo Women's Forum  recordings by Margaret Munkuli Ester Munenge sings a lullaby for a boy. Such songs are created by mothers for their children and usually sung while the mother is working, baby on her back, in the fields, fetching water, or working at home. Today the custom is slowly getting lost and it's mainly the older women who can still sing such songs to please and calm a baby. Note, a) you'll find two further lullaby songs sung and recorded by Regina Munkuli from Kariyangwe during...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Manjolo Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Kariyangwe Women's Forum  recordings by Regina Munkuli Samuel Mwinde. Historian at Chief Siansali's Court. Regina Munkuli interviews Mr. Mwinde about the traditional tribal identification which was customary among Batonga women, namely the removal of the front six teeth. Regina then asks about the traditional marriage among the Batonga and Samuel Mwinde describes in detail how, and through whom a marriage was arranged between two families. The interview also briefly touches upon the...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Kariyangwe Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Chinonge Women's Forum recordings by Eunice Mwinde (in ChiTonga) Eunice interviews a member of a VSnL group in Chinonge Ward (VSnL = Village Saving and Lending). The woman wished to remain anonymous. She describes the formation of a group of 6 women in 2014. The group entertains a collective project of sewing uniforms and then also included sewing African attire from fashion fabrics. Eunice asks her to describe how they share their work in the group and the benefits the women got from their...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Chinonge Women's Forum, women empowerment, Village Saving and Lending, natural...
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2016 Zubo Trust
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Simatelele Women's Forum  recordings by Ottilia Tshuma, July 2016 Elina Mumpande ("Banene Ottilia"). A community elder at Simatelele Ward, Elina talks about a traditional custom among the Tonga people of removing the front teeth of girls. She explains the custom saying that it was done among the BaTonga when they lived at the river to recognize each other as belonging to the tripe. Note, Regina Munkuli, Zubo's CBF at Kariyangwe, contributes a lengthy recording about the customary...
Topics: Zubo Trust, Simatelele Women's Forum, women empowerment, Binga, Zimbabwe, economic empowerment,...