Chimurenga and Hangar presented Radio MAC , a program curated by Sonia Vaz Borges and Monica de Miranda – live on PASS 14-21 June 2021.
Radio MAC is a reimagining of the radio organ of the Anti Colonialist Movement (MAC) founded by students and revolutionaries such as Marcelino dos Santos, Mario de Andrade and Aquino de Braganca in 1957 in Paris, in collaboration with Neto, Cabral and other nationalists in Lisbon.
Programming consisted of eight episodes on the role of radio and more broadly, sound, in the African liberation struggle against Portuguese colonialism, along with stories of migration. The constructed dialogues included music, speech, poetry, and performance.
Participants included: Raquel Lima, Telma Tvon, Carla Fernandes, Marinho Pina, Chalo Correia, Galissa, DJ Lucky, and Victor Gama.
Radio MAC is part of Chimurenga’s ongoing research on the aesthetics and politics of radio in Africa’s liberatory struggles.
[Photograph: Mário Soares Foundation / DAC – Amílcar Cabral Documents]
Sónia Vaz Borges is an interdisciplinary militant historian and social-political organizer. She is currently a researcher at Humboldt University Berlin in the History of Education Department and is working on the project “Education for all” with a special focus on Mozambique and the FRELIMO liberation movement, and the Sandinistas revolution in Nicaragua.
Mónica de Miranda is a Portuguese artist of Angolan origin who lives and works between Lisbon and Luanda. Artist and researcher, her work is based on themes of urban archeology and personal geography. She works in an interdisciplinary way with drawing, installation, photography, film, video and sound, in its expanded forms and within the boundaries between fiction and documentary. She co-founded the Hangar project (Artist Residency Centre, Lisbon, 2014).
Chimurenga and Hangar present Rádio MAC , curated by Sónia Vaz Borges and Mónica de Miranda – Rádio MAC is inspired by the Anti-Colonialist Movement (MAC) founded by students and revolutionaries such as Marcelino dos Santos, Mário de Andrade and Aquino de Bragança , in Paris, in 1957, with the collaboration of Neto, Cabral and other nationalists in Lisbon.
The Radio MAC is a speculative project that rethinks the role of radio in this movement. The program consists of 8 episodes that discuss the role of radio, and more broadly, sound, in the African struggle for liberation from Portuguese colonialism, in parallel with migration stories.
It seeks to build an awareness of past and present struggles and redefine the liberation struggle to a current place and time, through the process of memory, resistance and utopia. At Rádio MAC, the dialogues developed include music, speech, poetry and performance.
Participants include: Raquel Lima, Telma Tvon, Carla Fernandes, Marinho Pina, Chalo Correia, Galissa, DJ Lucky and Victor Gama
The Radio MAC is part of the ongoing research of Chimurenga on aesthetics and radio policy in liberation struggles in Africa.
[Photo: Mário Soares Foundation / DAC – Amílcar Cabral Documents]
Sónia Vaz Borges is a militant interdisciplinary historian and socio-political organizer. She is currently a researcher at the Humboldt University of Berlin in the Department of History of Education in the “Education for All” project, particularly in Mozambique and the FRELIMO liberation movement, and the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua.
Mónica de Miranda is a Portuguese artist of Angolan origin who lives and works between Lisbon and Luanda. Artist and researcher, her work is based on themes of urban archeology and personal geographies. He works in an interdisciplinary way with design, installation, photography, film, video and sound, in their expanded forms and on the borders between fiction and documentary. She is one of the founders of the Hangar project (Centre for artistic residencies, Lisbon, 2014).
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