New album Made in Malawi by Neil and the New Vibration featured in The Nation
New album Made in Malawi by Neil and the New Vibration featured in The Nation
Neil and The New Vibration are a new band in Malawi’s music scene. Groovy would be an understatement.
They are buzzing with positive, infectious energy straight from Lilongwe’s Area 23.
And you can be a part of it. Help to record their debut album, Made in Malawi.
Get involved: check out their campaign on Kickstarter.
You can make this a reality. Contribute before 9 December. You won’t regret it.
ARTISTS / MUSICIANS / ACTORS / DIRECTORS / PRODUCERS / PROMOTERS / ENTERTAINERS / CREATIVES WANTED
The Nsanja Project is opening sponsorship opportunities to innovative and creative people in Malawi willing to share their experience and talents with others.
Sponsorship will allow you to visit Dzaleka Refugee Camp near Dowa to deliver a workshop or series of workshops to creative associations. Transport, meals, accommodation, and a modest fee will be provided.
Please express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your creative background, any facilitation experience, and why you would like to participate in this programme.
7.30pm Saturday 26 October 2013 | MaDSoc Theatre, Area 2, Lilongwe, Malawi
Fresh from his City of Stars success, Congolese hip-hop artist and slam poet MENES returns to the MaDSoc stage following performances at Kumbali Cultural Village, Lingadzi Inn, and The Sunset Sessions.
Entrance is FREE. Contributions welcome.
Photos from the event are here.
Follow-up workshops are now taking place!
Many thanks to the participants for sharing their knowledge and skills with others.
Buildings are rising at the Loyola Jesuit Secondary School construction site in Kasungu.
Visit http://www.loyola-malawi.org for more information about how you can get involved.
Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar is looking for film entries for their festival in February…
My name is Reagan Ndelembo, I am from DRC and I am fluent in French and English as well. I would like to share with you the project that I am running through.
French as an international language spoken every where, I come with the idea of setting a French centre within Lilongwe so that I should help Malawians and other nationalities living in Lilongwe as well, to know both how to speak and to write in french as well. And to develop their communications skills by speaking fluently the French language. I hope that knowledge will be useful for them here in malawi and every where they can go in the world.
I have the experience in teaching, and I believe that I am very equipped for that.
I should start the centre this coming November. I am looking for a place and students as well.
Any assistance with connexions as well as ideas in order to set up this project will be much appreciated: your help is extremely welcome. And any organisation willing to join the project is welcome.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Reagan Ndelembo, cellphone: +265 993 204 924. Email: email@example.com
WikiAfrica is a cross-continental, collaborative project that aims to activate and encourage more articles onto Wikipedia that feature Africa in all its multiplicity and diversity.
It is looking to hire, for one year, an entrepreneur, social activist or professional person involved in journalism, education, heritage or the arts, who is interested in the Open Movement, and is keen to expand their skills, knowledge and opportunities within their existing sector. This person’s title will be a Wikipedian-in-Residence.
We are looking for the right person to absorb the skills that they require to ultimately convince institutions of the need for their on-going services. This service will be to supply open movement expertise to heritage and content organisations for maximum institutional benefits – and thus ensure, after the year’s training and employment, a sustainable model for these services.
The right candidate will receive 6-8 weeks training in Cape Town (flights and accommodation covered), and on-going support once they have returned to Lilongwe. They will be expected to travel between Blantyre and Lilongwe to facilitate work with partners in both centres.
The application deadline is 7 October 2013.
1. Characteristics, personality traits and requirements
Ideal candidates will be:
Candidate’s should present the following personality traits:
a. Two months in Cape Town
b. Ten months in capital (and second/third cities
A “Wikipedian”-in-Residence is usually a person who facilitates the relationships between Wikipedia and an institution. This model is very successful in the multiply resourced environment of the “first world”, but for a number of reasons has not worked to-date in Africa. As such, the role of any Wikipedian in Residence must be more active in community development, and must liaise and engage with more than one institution.
In order to facilitate maximum engagement and community activation, WikiAfrica ensures that each WiR is trained on multiple levels, in diverse skills. The project identifies, prepares and supports the Wikipedian-in-residence in each country.
Once on the ground, the Wikipedian in Residence is responsible for activating Wikipedians (new and old), and encouraging, supporting and holding events for the organisations that have agreed to partner with the project. They have three key functions:
WikiAfrica (wikiafrica.net) is an African initiative that seeks to support Wikipedia as a free and open encyclopaedia providing truthful and widespread access to knowledge. The project’s interventions are aimed at both activating and escalating existing content that resides within heritage, cultural, news-gathering and academic institutions across Africa, as well as galvanising, training and supporting a self-sustaining new generation of dedicated and proactive Wikipedian editors from across the continent able to generate new articles and subjects relevant to historic and contemporary Africa.
The Africa Centre is a not-for-profit social innovator based in Cape Town, whose projects implement programmes across the entire African continent. The Africa Centre provides a platform for contemporary Pan-African cultural practice, and intellectual engagement to effect social change (www.africacentre.net).
The Africa Centre presents several innovative projects across a range of fields: WikiAfrica, the subject of this proposal, is an international collaboration that through a range of interventions redresses the critical imbalance of factual information about Africa on Wikipedia; Infecting the City is a public arts festival that is staged annually in the city of Cape Town; our Artist in Residency programme collaborates with international organisations to place artists from multiple disciplines in residencies around the world; Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a weekly online radio station that celebrates the languages, cultures and styles of Pan-African poetry; and Talking Heads is a knowledge-sharing platform conceived to identify, showcase, network and present Africa’s thought leaders.
Wikipedia’s 30 million articles in 286 languages (including over 4.2 million in the English Wikipedia) are written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone having access to the site and not being blocked. It has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, ranking seventh globally among all websites on Alexa as of June 2013, and having an estimated 365 million readers worldwide.
The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. These contributors are also known as “Wikipedians”. Wikipedians are people who write and edit the pages for Wikipedia, unlike readers who simply read the articles.
Wikipedian in Residence
The First World interpretation of a Wikipedian in Residence, is that it is Wikipedian who accepts a position at an institution (typically a gallery, library, archive or museum (GLAM)) to facilitate Wikipedia entries related to that institution, and to assist it to release material under open licences.
The Open Movement incorporates Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, Open Licensing and Open Content.
New media technology, the increasing prevalence of linked cellular phones, and increased access to global information sources, along with social networking and media-sharing websites, has altered the way that individuals learn, interpret, create and ‘publish’ work.
The Open Movement has evolved as individuals and institutions around the world have embraced the benefits of releasing digitised text and multi-media content that is online, free of charge, often collaborative, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Their actions remove most of the barriers – commercial and access – to knowledge and creative content. It harnesses and develops social economy, and allows for innovative education and creative exchange and support.
Notable information sources and approaches that are results of the Open Online Movement include Wikipedia, Creative Commons, Khan Academy, Open Knowledge Foundation, Wikimedia projects, Open Education Resources (OER – including MITx and Coursera) and citizen journalism .
 The concept of citizen journalism (also known as “public”, “participatory”, “democratic”, “guerrilla” or “street” journalism) is based upon public citizens “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.” Citizen journalism should not be confused with community journalism or civic journalism, both of which are practiced by professional journalists. Collaborative journalism is also a separate concept and is the practice of professional and non-professional journalists working together. Citizen journalism is a specific form of both citizen media and user generated content.