Wired for Sound – Radio Partners
Wired for Sound believes in the immediacy and power of radio, and formed a partnership with FORCOM (National Community Radio Forum of Mozambique) for the pilot project August/ September 2013. We worked with one community radio station per province and the station managers and journalists became our ‘in’ to the communities we called home for 10 days.
Each station helped us with setting up accommodation, introduced us to local authorities and most importantly, musicians. They helped to find interesting recording venues and continue to make sure that we are able to stay in touch with the artists who collaborated with us. They hosted interviews with each musician and played the initial field recordings on air – giving the artists a chance to talk about their music, their lives and most importantly, to promote local music and content generation.
The revenue generated from album sales and support from our funders OSISA will go towards setting up permanent recording studios in each community radio station. This will hopefully further support the work of the stations in their communities and provide opportunities for local musicians to record on professional equipment – getting local music onto radio! We had the privilege of working with the following stations in Northern Mozambique:
STATION: Comunitaria Catandica, Catandica
STATION MANAGER: John Chekwa
STATION: Radio Planalto, Furancungo
STATION MANAGER: Vasco Capitone
STATION: Radio Sem fronteiras, Pemba
STATION MANAGER: Donna Maria
STATION: Radio ON HIPITI, Ilha de Mozambique
ACTING STATION MANAGER: Jonas