This Thursday, July 31, join KAOS 89.3fm Community Radio at 10am for a special program: Wired for Sound – Mozambique.
Created by Simon Attwell, a founding member of the South African band Freshlyground, and Kim Winter, a social anthropologist and SAfm (South Africa Broadcasting Corporation) radio producer/presenter, the project gives marginalized youth in five of Mozambique’s Northern provinces the opportunity to openly discuss their rights and other critical issues. The special will be combined with more music from Mozambique.
Despite the optimistic headlines, most people are excluded from any of the benefits of Mozambique’s soaring GDP and continue to face a bleak future, struggling to overcome poverty, unemployment and lack of access to basic services. This is especially true of the youth in the country’s Northern provinces, who also battle to access information and to participate in debates about their concerns and their futures.
Traveling for six weeks through Manica, Tete, Niassa, Nampula and Cabo Delgado with a fully professional, mobile recording and production studio, Simon and Kim – and Julio Sigauque, the Mozambican lead guitarist from Freshlyground –collected recordings of what young people are doing, saying and creating, while also collaborating with local musicians.
Wired for Sound helps to promote local musicians and new contemporary Mozambican music – from areas that are difficult to access or usually neglected and ‘silent’ – and will also stimulates conversation and dialogue about youth rights and other issues by using music and musical recording sessions.
Run in collaboration with the Forum of Community Radio Stations in Mozambique (FORCOM) and funded by OSISA and the Open Society Foundations Youth Initiative and Media programme, Wired for Sound will initiate youth-centered debates on community radio in all five provinces, while also providing the stations with additional material, including musical recordings, documentaries and interviews with young artists and individuals.
10am, Thursday, July 31, Wired for Sound – Mozambique – only on KAOS, 89.3fm Community Radio.