La Danza Poetica #64 A Radio​-​Bridge across the Zambezi

A special mix this month, featuring a wonderful transnational project, a compilation of tracks and radio remixes produced by sound artists from around the world in response to audio and radio recordings from both sides of the Zambezi River in Africa. A Radio Bridge Across the Zambezi is an album produced by the beautiful energies of Claudia Wegener, of Radio Continental Drift. In collaboration with radio-makers at Zongwe FM and the women of Zubo Trust, A Radio Bridge Across the Zambezi includes tracks from more than 50 contributors, from 17 countries. It’s an energetic, enlightening journey created by a powerful spirit of unity and sharing. 

I have mixed up in this hour a selection of the tracks, and we will hear from Claudia, about the project. To travel, in sound, in listening, and imagination, this is the power of radio waves to connect us all on a very real level. This is a radio bridge across the Zambezi, across the world.

Tracklist

Zoë Irvine - Zambeziflow
Disquetteïs - Zubo Remix feat. Lucia Munenge
Macdonald Chiemezie Nwokeji - Hallo Africa FRS (excerpt)
Dixie Treichel - Ifrah's Bridge
Tom Miller a.k.a. Comrade Squelch - Zimbabwean Geology
Niki Matita - Haze's Garden Radio
Ilpo - Absent River
Crystal DJ Kwe Favel - Thank You for The Glory feat. Kariyangwe Women
L-ness - Makosa (wrong perceptions)
L-ness - Ebhindu (things)
Cesko & Milla - Mamafrika feat. Donor Ncube
Valerio Orlandini - Path of Awareness feat. Donor Ncube
Canary Burton - Talk in the Cathedral
Valérie Vivancos - We Are One
Erika Preisel - Women's Radio Bridge FRS (excerpt)

Notes on the show

A Radio Bridge Across the Zambezi is an album produced by the beautiful energies of Claudia Wegener, of Radio Continental Drift. 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 shared under creative commons license with the invitation to global listeners to explore and use the archived audio.

All proceeds of this album directly benefit radio-makers in training both side of the Zambezi, in Sinazongwe Zambia and Binga Zimbabwe this year. You can buy the album here: