oral history workshop
“It’s about reclaiming the re-membering of our condition. (us = Azanians) and sharing this with global audience: the attempt in advancing an African theory of history.”
The play-list at archive.org presents 20 clips assembled to offer audio windows into a one-week audio media and oral history workshop with 20 co-ordinators from 10 community groups from the townships around Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
participants, their areas and organisations:
Clermont: Thembinkosi Daemane and Sibusiso Mazibuko: Ubuntu Babasha
Chatsworth: Alisha Joseph and Smantha: (Westcliff Flats Residents Association)
Folweni Township: Thulile Zama and Phumelele Dlovo: Imizebenzi yentsha
Marianridge: Beverly Webster and Lucy Kok: MCC (Marian Coordinating Committee)
Merebank: Mrs. L. Perumal and Greesen Perumal: SDCEA (South Durban Community Environmental Aliance)
Mzinyathi: Mthokozisi Ngcobo and Zine Ngcobo: MYD (Malungisa Youth Development)
Inanda Newtown A: Mkhonza Nhlanhla and Nkosinathi Buwa: Youth in Action
Inanda: Phindilie Xulu and Nkosinathi Xulu: Abasha
Umlazi: Nsikelolo Shabane and Gril Linda Nezi: Umlazi Youth Organisation)
Wentworth: Mrs. S. Leafe: CCS
some texts used during the workshop:
DURBAN SINGS one-day follow-up workshop
In this one-day workshop, each of the DURBAN SINGS editorial collectives was presenting and discussing their specific local adaptation of the general techniques and methodology which were agreed upon in the previous one-week workshop.
Nov- Dec 2008 workshops:
DURBAN SINGS introductory audio media workshops
with 4 community groups
Clermont: Ubuntu Babasha
Folweni Township: Imisebenzi Yentsha
Inanda Newtown A: Youth in Action
In these workshops, 4 community groups were testing audio media techniques and slow broadcast concepts developed with black youth in South London during the NO-GO-ZONES audio radio project (www.nogozones.wordpress.com); if and how these methods would translate to the communication needs and desires of young people and community groups in KwaZulu-Natal. The attached text and audio links give details on the process and outcomes of the recordings and on-line work.