Archive for December, 2010

Youth stand up and deliver – MKK 2010 slideshow

22/12/2010


A big thank you to all the participants and facilitators of the Media Kidocracy Konference 2010 (17 – 18 December 2010) who helped make the conference a huge success.

A special word of thanks to the following individuals who gave their time and resources to participate and facilitate the discussions with the participants:

Moenier Hendricks – Homebrew Films

Thabiso Molefe – CTV

Danilo AcquistoHectic Nine-9

Craig and Rene – Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)

William Razant – Western Cape Musicians Association (WCMA)

Calvin Peters – Entertainment Entrepreneur / Music Producer

Laszlo van Leeuwen – Devign Me

Emile JansenBlack Noise / Heal the Hood

Chad SaaimanStereotype Records

Martin Myers – PR and Marketing

Shiraaz Ismail – Recording Artist / Shaz & B

Chad Lawrence – Recording Artist / Blaque Haze

Patric van Blerk – Cape Town Sound

Colleen Brennon – False Bay College

Jo-Anne Meyer – Ocean View Civic Association

Vuyisa Qabaka – South African Black Entrepeneurs Forum (SABEF)

Rafique Gaibie – Good Hope Meat Hyper

Sive Msolo & Freedom Raphela – Deep Soul Fire

All the staff  and volunteers at Bush Radio especially intern Sabrina Neri.

Engaging on our own terms

17/12/2010

Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest community radio station project will once again host the annual Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK) now in its 11th year ­ from the 17th to the 18th December 2010 at its premises in Salt River, Cape Town.

This year the Bush Radio’s children and youth project CREW (Children’s Radio Education Workshop), which takes on the role of host and planning committee for the conference, is presenting a programme called Youth Engagement.

The delegates, aged between 12 and 18 years of age, will explore issues that are pertinent to themselves and their peers under the theme, and have broken the conference into three parallel areas: Business, Music and Media.

Business
This session aims to inspire youth as well as teach them ways of capitalising on their talents and how to be responsible in business.

Music:
Exploring how the youth express themselves in a positive way through music and to help with discovering our rich musical heritage. These sessions will look at independent and signed artists, their experiences and challenges.

Media
Not just the glitz and glam. The sessions will reflect on how all media influences youth, how children and young people are represented in the media and how they wish to be represented. The impact of new media and ideas on how to use it will also be shared.

Former Bush Radio MD, Zane Ibrahim at an early MKK conference

“Whereas previous MKK sessions have concentrated on media and media production, we have noted with interest that this years’ MKK planning committee have included a section on business,” Bush Radio Managing Director Brenda Leonard.

“We feel it shows the impact of the economic crisis on the lives of the youth. They motivated strongly for this section to be included. It is our job of facilitators of young people’s development that we hear their call.”

Background on MKK
As part of a growing need for youth participation in the decision-making process and policy formulation around children’s broadcasting, in 2000 Bush Radio initiated a conference. The Kidocracy (Kid-democracy) name was created for the event – to denote a form of society characterised by social equality and acceptance of young people with representation for and by young people.

The Media Kidocracy Konference aims to establish critical awareness and understanding among young people by exposing youth to information and experiences that will enable them to identify issues they feel are relevant, as well as explore their role in media and social issues. MKK also assists participants in devising strategies for addressing social issues by using the media as a tool to help resolve and address these issues.

Lessons for Heads by Chuck D

08/12/2010

This is where Hip Hop is – Public Enemy’s Chuck D

We hosted Public Enemy’s Chuck D at the Bush Radio studios this morning where he was featured on the Morning Cruise with Denisia Adams.

Check out the clips of the interview which we broke down 3 parts:

Part 1 – Public Enemy’s agenda, The future of Hip Hop, Following the US (a special shout out to former Bush trainee and MC EJ von Lyrik)

Part 2 – Media and music, Obama as president, Americans understanding of the world, Being judged

Part 3 – Chuck D on words, Staying connected, Africa’s place and a message to the Born Frees

Why? Because we have to #16days

03/12/2010

The first 7 days of our outside broadcast marathon for 16 Day of Activism is complete but it wasn’t without hitches. First our only outside broadcast laptop crashed – a day before our campaign started – but thanks to CapeTown Tweeple who retweeted our call for help, Professor Johannes Cronje from CPUT donated his laptop.

Then one of our venues in Hanover Park had no functioning telephone line but the Auntie across the road stepped in and let us use her telephone line!

Unfortunately, our appeals and proposals to national, local government and corporates for support have gone unheeded.

If you would like to support this or any Bush Radio project; through advertising, sponsorship or donations; please contact Brenda Leonard on 021 448 5450 or brenda@bushradio.co.za

Welcome to the World of Mine…and one from the archives

02/12/2010

Loyiso Bala popped by the station yesterday and was interviewed by Lelethu Mquqo from the Bush Radio newsroom who was filling in for Denisia Adams on the Morning Cruise.
Loyiso was also suprised when we dug up the picture below from when he visited the station in 1999 with other members of the TKZee.

Loyiso Bala (front bottom) with members of TKZee and Koketso Sachane (centre, blue shirt) in 1999