This series was recorded from December 31, 2011 – January 16, 2012 throughout the West African country of Mali. The series contains some remarkable field recordings taken from both the shortwave and medium wave bands.
Note that Myke’s ShortWaveMusic series and travels are supported by Kickstarter donors. I don’t know where Myke’s travels will take him next year, but when the time comes we will post an announcement along with a link for supporters.
Now put on your headphones, close your eyes and you will be transported to Mali:
In many countries ravaged by war and violent conflict, radio is sometimes the only way of getting information. In most of these regions, there is little or no infra- structure and when people are on the run, it is sometimes the only link to the world they have left behind.
This inspiring article written by journalist, Jocelyne Sambira for we_magazine shows how radio broadcasts and journalism, in general, bring listeners clarity in the midst of chaos.
Ears To Our World, a non-profit organization that distributes self-powered shortwave radios to classrooms in the 3rd world, is soon to be featured in a special dedicated radio show. The one-hour program will focus on ETOW and the importance of radio in Africa, in particular. The show was produced by Keith Perron of PCJ Media and The New Happy Station Show.
On shortwave radio via WRMI on 9955 kHz
November 20, 2009 – 02:00 UTC (Universal Time)
November 21, 2009 – 14:00 UTC
November 28, 2009 – 0900 UTC
Tawa, Redwood, Wellington/New Zealand
Freq: 88.5 FM
November 29, 2009 – 1305 UTC
Freq: Various, TBA
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