The Centre of African Studies has provided one-off support for launching a new podcast initiative in Zambia. Pakachere Ndi Gogo Breeze is a series of podcasts produced at Breeze FM in Chipata, Zambia.
The podcasts showcase the Chinyanja verbal arts of Gogo Breeze, a radio grandfather at Breeze FM. Since the station started to broadcast in 2003, his various radio programmes have become exceptionally popular. These podcasts present a selection of the stories and idioms that have made him one of the most notable entertainers in Zambia.
Chinyanja (also known as Nyanja) is widely spoken and understood in South-Central Africa. It is closely related to Chichewa, the most widely spoken language in Malawi.
The initiative helps an African radio station to establish podcasting as one of its operations at a time when smartphones are becoming increasingly common on the continent. It also provides the diaspora with an opportunity to access radio-on-demand in a vernacular language.
To listen to the podcasts, click here
For a podcast and publications about Gogo Breeze by CAS Director, Professor Harri Englund, click here