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Njelele launch mujejeje: A sonic programme tracing transnational music histories


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On 29 June 2021, Njelele will launch a new audio programme titled mujejeje, which will broadcast weekly on njelele.art/radio.

mujejeje is inspired by ancient sound technology, stones, which when beaten would ring out across valleys transmitting important information and forming sophisticated broadcast communication networks. Found at the Great Zimbabwe, several sites in the country and continent – these stones resonate sound, memory and solidarity echoing through space and time, and manifesting as a sonic network connecting across Africa and its diaspora.

In 2021 – artists, curators and writers come together in a series of correspondences – a programme of six compositions of sound-related works which trace transnational music histories and shared sonic imaginaries reverberating across Zimbabwe, Africa and multiple sites around the world. mujejeje is produced by njelele.art/radio with sound editing by News From Home and music instrumental by Husikisiki Studio.


01 Tsitsi Jaji & Antawan I Byrd 29 06 2021

02 Simon Njami, Sammy Baloji & Mo Laudi 06 07 2021

03 Paul Goodwin & Tumi Mogorosi 13 07 2021

04 Santiago Mostyn & Tawanda Appiah 20 07 2021

05 Robert Abia Moore & Tinofireyi Zhou 27 07 2021

06 Batsirai Chigama, Penny Yon & Atiyyah Khan, George Albert Yon 03 08 2021