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New website to be launced in November 2019

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 20:53

We will be updating our operations and moving to a new drupal site. We hope you enjoy the new experience.

Niger’s Aminatou Seyni, the third-fastest female 400m runner this year, said she could not compete in the event at the world championships due to the IAAF’s new testosterone cap for women’s events between the 400m and mile, according to multiple reports.

Seyni, after advancing through the 200m first round on Monday, confirmed she entered the shorter race because she was barred from the 400m, according to reports.

if i had the wings of a dove

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:42

"if i had the wings of a dove" is a soundscape created by dj afifa for Simone Harris and her Tribe film project. The video was shot and edited by Isabel Dennis and the video concept and performance is by Simone Harris.Here is a preview of the film project.

Church Wars

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:38

CHURCH WARS, is a soundscape documentary produced and curated by DJ Zanj RraccChurch Wars feature details about behaviours and ideas that find themselves in one of the world’s most influencing spaces, a church, despite being contradictory to its ideals.

The soundscape documentary takes its listeners/audience on a journey that explores the mob mentality of congregations and their leaders in the houses of the lord.

Listen to Church Wars 

Music and memory

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:34

There are 9 months left in 2019 and for the rest of the year you can follow the memory and music project with dj afifa on Zanj Radio. The project will explore the relationship between music and memory starting with the following question;
With so much happening around us can we use music to help us process them? How do we remember important events?
How is music connected to our memories?
How is popular music shaping our memories?

Soundscapes: A series dedicated to Netlabels

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:30

Soundscapes is a project by dj afifa for  Sounds of Life. Each soundscape features material from her favourite netlabels, original nu-music tracks and field recordings. The most recent release features tracks from bump foot, a netlabel bases in Japan.

Flies

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:12

Flies is a nu-music track produced by dj afifa for Sounds of Life.

Flies is a poem written by Zanj Rracc. It is performed by him and recorded in the Zanj Radio Studios in St.Andrew Jamaica.

 “ I was sitting at my doorway one day and there was a lot of flies, flies were attacking me and there was no water because of a water lock off. I was thinking about politicians in Jamaica and how we shouldn't live on an island surrounded by water and be without water...it was just a poem that came to me….” Dj Zanj Rracc

Voice notes and Soundclips

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:03

Voice notes and sound clips is a soundscape produced by dj afifa. The is a 5:55 length composition of voice notes and sound clips collected by dj afifa featuring music by Sheibo Sekito

Voice notes and sound clips is the first in a series for the music and memory project by dj afifa. 

Listen to Voice notes and sound clips here 

 

Experimental and chill mixes featured on Zanj Radio

Submitted by disoundsoflife on Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:00

 

Dj afifa and dj zanj rracc were recently featured on the Zanj Radio International broadcast of ambient chill and experimental mixes.  DJ afifa created a 30 minute experimental mix titled "People Change". The artwork to accompany the mix is also created by her.

listen to the mix here

The experimental chill mix by dj Zanj Rracc is titled "Dealing with these thoughts". 

 listen to the mix here