On Saturday 21 October everyone is invited to close the cycle with the finissage of A SACRED STORY AT THE TREE OF LIFE.

To wrap up the gatherings at the tree of life we will present a broadcast of Percy Zvomuya‘s conversation with Dennis Wilson on sound system culture and politics in Zimbabwe. A prose poem on Bob Marley and the Wailers’ performance at Rufaro Stadium at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations in 1980 will be circulated at this final offering, alongside a few copies of Zvomuya’s editorial journal When Three Sevens Clash honoring the legendary Thomas Mukanya Mapfumo’s trailblazing sound in Zimbabwe and beyond.

© Victoria Tomaschko

Cashmere Radio will be streaming Percy Zvomuya‘s conversation with Dennis Wilson and the Tsi i ge ge hahe II Mixtape 16:00-18:00. The broadcast will emanate from their studio in Wedding, accessible both through FM and online platforms.

Tsi i ge ge hahe II

Mixtape by Listening at Pungwe (Memory Biwa & Robert Machiri) on air at https://cashmereradio.com/ FM 88.4 MHz Berlin, 90.7 MHZ Potsdam. DAB+ Channel 7B (24/3 Radionetzwerk Berlin)

The mixtape Tsi i ge ge hahe II is centred on geographies as monuments that are aurally activated to create layered registers in space. These processes contest and shift spatial practices, and enact the possibilities to re-make place. Lena Fender, whose voice is heard from the centre of the room, recites the opening and closing of a story, ‘tsi i ge ge hahe’, a call into and from the story-world. Her voice recorded in Okahandja, central Namibia, is a continuous motif in the audio piece, and is on a loop, alongside Credo Mutwa’s oration. Audio from cities in southern Africa (Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Livingstone and Harare), own compositions and traces from our vinyl collections surround the place, and invoke diverse practices of listening.

The mixtape can also be experienced in the exhibition A SACRED STORY AT THE TREE OF LIFE until 22 October, 2023.