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A Pan-African Harold Wolpe Lecture 16 July 2009 South Beach, Durban

by on July 12, 2009

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Launch of the Durban Sings Oral History Project:
A Pan-African Harold Wolpe Lecture with Tunde Adegbola
Where: 6   Masobiya Mdluli [PKA: Fisher] Street – Gospel for All Nations Community Hall C/r of Ghandi Road  [PKA:Point]Street, South Beach, Durban.
When: July 16 2009, 8.30AM – till late.

 Siyabonga  The event was a marathon Blast! Well done to the D/S collective who outshined all expectations, a shout out to the Kids In Action Inanda/ Ntuzuma (YIA). BIG Up to Mzinyathi Poetic Mcees IBUTHO lo Sondonzima), Folweni Youth were all shinin especially the dancers and editors, Folweni ROCKS! Give tanks to the Ethekwini Libraries: ULWAZI for comming in full force Betsie. G, Siphox2 & Nail Thank you to George and the TEAM for the sound and techical support,to Pastor Mark for the beautiful venue & the faith; it is definately not the last time! To caterers for the vital ital of Mount Zion, to the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Jos Martins and Gerd Stephan) for believing in an idea, To the Elder  Ole Tunde Adegbola for your patiance, grace and fountain pool of wisdom and remiding us who we be,to MaHP, Patrick, Amisi, Orlean and the rest of the team @ CCS you are trully an engen to community development  and last but not least to the loving Durban Massive that filled the hall for the Harold Wolpe Lecture- may the spirit of articulation live and overcome these grey days……. motho & radio continental drift


report on event in pictures:,22,5,1823

Eight editorial collectives of the DURBAN SINGS project are uploading an extensive oral history archive of interviews from Clermont, Folweni, Inanda, Ntuzuma, Marianridge, Mzinyathi, Umlazi and the inner city all networked via their own blog-sites and the switch-board blog at:

Responses, re-broadcasts and re-mixes have been arriving at the site from near and far, among them eThekwini Libraries’ Indigenous Knowledge Project: Ulwazi ( and an entire class of ‘Intercultural Communication’ students at the University of Windsor; Canada. The complete work will be celebrated and launched on the 16th July with a one-day public Wolpe Lecture event in the inner city where the Collectives present their work jointly with guest-speaker Tunde Adegbola, media-activist from Nigeria ( ). A publication of DURBAN SINGS in print and audio will be launched later this year.

Read more about Tunde Adegbola click on this link: About Tunde Adegbola


Here’s a selection of African sounds from Brian Shimkovitz aka Awesome Tapes From Africa ( published on 


The Durban Sings project wishes to acknowlege the kind support from the Centre for Civil Society (UKZN), The UKZN History Department, UKZN ITD: for the generous donation of computers, School of Developmet Studies (UKZN), the Market Photo Workshop (JOZI), Christo from the Wits Digital Arts School, SAFM, Keleketla Community Resource Centre (Drill Hall- Jozi), Rasa FM massive, the British Council, Train (London), the School of Community Development and Social Work (UKZN), the Harold Wolpe Trust especially  our core funding partner the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung whithout whose support non of the work represented here would have been posssible. Siyabonga futhi siya thokoza.



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