Podcasts

This page contains all my podcasts – some of them were made strictly for Black Looks whilst others for Pambabzuka News – there is no copyright on either – just acknowledge your source. Also on this page are interviews of me.

All audio files are stored on Internet Archives under Sokari Ekine

African Perspectives – Discussion with Muna Ali on LGBTIQ in Africa

Interview by Muna Ali: African LGBTI Perspectives: 11 July 2010

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Interview by Simon Columbus: SMS Uprising – Mobile phone activism in Africa at Republica, Berlin April 2010

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Voudou Priestess Madame Evonne Auguste - Sokari Ekine
Voudou Priestess Madame Evonne Auguste spoke to Sokari Ekine last August, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Madame Auguste is a member of Famm Voudou pou Ayiti (Voudou Women for Ayiti). In the interview she explains that Voudou is both a religion and a philosophy and speaks about the relationship between voudou and liberation theology. She also discusses the some of the reasons behind the demonetisation of the religion and why Famm Voudou pou Ayiti want to establish their own school.
Keywords: voudouhaitiliberation theology
Downloads: 14
Patterson Ogon discusses the Niger Delta - Sokari Ekine
Discussion with Patterson Ogon of the Ijaw Council for Human Rights based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Nigeria.
Keywords: nigerianiger deltaijawmendobasanjorivers statebayelsa stateshellchevron
Downloads: 105
RASA Community Radio - Sokari Ekine
Interview with Molefi Ndovu on RASA community radio in Soweto
Keywords: radiocommunity radiosowetosouth africaindymedia
Downloads: 83
Changes in the Niger Delta – Part 1 - Sokari ekine
Interview with Niger Delta historian on the violence in the Niger Delta.
Keywords: niger deltaMENDnigeriabayelsaodikaiamaijawogoni
Downloads: 130
Ben Caesar - sokari ekine
interview with South African rap artist, Ben Caesar on gender violence
Keywords: planBsouth africagender violencecape town
Downloads: 84
Sindy Mkhize of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Shackdwellers - Sokari Ekine
Sindy Mkhize discussing Abahlali shackdwellers movement
Keywords: shackdwellerssouth africadurbansocial movementsland rightshuman rightsinformal locations
Downloads: 60
African Perspectives: Discussion with Muna Ali on David Kato - Sokari Ekine
Sokari Ekine interview by Muna Ali for African Perspectives, THRY Canada. 17th February 2011
Keywords: David KatoUgandaLGBTIQueer Politics
Downloads: 62
[texts] Blood and Oil: Testimonies of Violence from the Women of the Niger Delta - Sokari Ekine
Testimonies on state and multinational violence by women of the Niger Delta between the period 1990-2000 based on field research undertaken in Rivers, Baylesa and Delta States in February 2000. The research was undertaken by the author together with Jennifer Pere both of Niger Delta Women for Justice.
Keywords: NigeraNiger DeltaViolenceWomenShellElfChevron
Downloads: 90
Evonne Auguste - Sokari Ekine
Interview with Voudou Priestess, Evonne Auguste in Port-au-Prince, August 2007
Keywords: voudouhaitiayitiliberation theologyjean bertrand aristidereligion
Downloads: 141
Sexuality and Social Justice - Sokari ekine
Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007. Participants were primarily chosen because of their work as activists in the area of sexuality and social justice. They were drawn from a broad section of regions across the globe and a broad range of activism from sexual minorities, to HIV/AIDS, women women with disabilities, lesbians and LGBTI activists…
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 107
LGBTIQ: African Perspectives - Sokari Ekine
African Perspectives radio interview with Sokari Ekine[www.blacklooks.org], GKACK and Behind the Mask discussing LGBTIQ Africa. The programme link is: http://afri-perspectives.blogspot.com/2010/07/july-11-sexualities-in-africa.html
Keywords: LGBTIQQueerAfricaSokari Ekine
Downloads: 40
Police Torture in Nigeria - Sokari Ekine
Interview with Damien Ugwu of the Nigeria CLO on torture.
Keywords: nigeriaCivil Libertiestorturepolice
Downloads: 111
Sexuality and Social Justice - Sokari ekine
“Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007. Participants were primarily chosen because of their work as activists in the area of sexuality and social justice. They were drawn from a broad section of regions across the globe and a broad range of activism from sexual minorities, to HIV/AIDS, women women with disabilities, lesbians and LGBTI activists…
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 375
[texts] Blood and Oil: Testimonies of Violence from Women of the Niger Delta - Sokari Ekine
Testimonies made by Women of the Niger Delta on violence committed by the Nigerian State and Multinational oil companies (Shell, Elf, Chevron) during the period 1990-2000. The work is based on field research undertaken by the author and Jennifer Pere both of the Niger Delta Women for Justice in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta State Nigeria in February 2000
Keywords: NigeriaNiger DeltaShellElfChevronViolenceWomen
Downloads: 137
[texts] Blood and Oil: Testimonies of Violence from Women of the Niger Delta - Sokari Ekine
Testimonies by women of the Niger Delta on State sponsored and multinational violence over a period of 10 years from 1990. The book is based on field research by the author and Jennifer Pere of Niger Delta Women for Justice that was carried out in Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta States in February 2000.
Keywords: NigeriaNiger Deltawomenviolencemultinationalsshell
Downloads: 152
Damien Ugwu of CLO Nigeria on Police Torture - Sokari Ekine
Interview with Damien Ugwu on torture by police in Nigeria
Keywords: nigeriatorturecivil libertiesclopoliceviolencehuman rights
Downloads: 144
Sexuality & Social Justice [7] Victor Mukasa of Uganda - Sokari Ekine
“Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007.
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 1,043
Sexuality and Social Justice – Phumi Mtetwa - Sokari Ekine
Sexuality and Social Justice at the WSF 2007
Keywords: sexualitysocial justicesouth africalesbian
Downloads: 827
Sexuality and Social Justice - Sokari Ekine
Sexuality and Social Justice – WSF 2007
Keywords: sexualitysocial justiceugandawsf
Downloads: 984
Sexuality and Social Justice [2] Ayaan Ali Hirsi of Kenya - Sokari Ekine
“Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007. Participants were primarily chosen because of their work as activists in the area of sexuality and social justice. They were drawn from a broad section of regions across the globe and a broad range of activism from sexual minorities, to HIV/AIDS, women women with disabilities, lesbians and LGBTI activists…
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 1,905
Sexuality and Social Justice [3] Fadzai Muparutsa of Zimbabwe - Sokari Ekine
Sexuality and Social Justice
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 945
Sexuality and Social Justice [4] Fikile Vilakazi - Sokari Ekine
“Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007.
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 1,019
Sexuality and Social Justice [5] Elavarthi Manohar - Sokari Ekine
“Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007.
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 995
Sexuality and Social Justice [6] Phumi Mtetwa of South Africa - Sokari Ekine
“Sexuality and Social Justice” is an art as activism project consisting of portraits and interviews with a selection of participants at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya in January 2007.
Keywords: WSFsexualitysocial justiceHIV/AIDSsexual minoritiesKenyaAfricaIndiaNigeriaUgandaMalisex workertransgenderlesbianLGBTI
Downloads: 299
The Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dwellers) Movement - Sokari Ekine
Interview with System Cele of the Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dwellers) Movement in Durban South Africa, march 2007
Keywords: shackdwellersdurbansouth africapolice violencepovertyevictionssquatters
Downloads: 874
Changes in the Niger Delta – Part 2 - sokari ekine
discussion with professor alagoa on the niger delta
Keywords: nigerianiger deltaalagoaMENDijawbayelsa
Downloads: 893
Interview with Abd Mohammed on Western Sahara - sokari ekine
Abd Mohammed from the Western Sahara talks to Sokari Ekine from Pambazuka News about the ongoing occupation of his country by Morocco.
Keywords: western saharamoroccooccupation
Downloads: 859
Interview with Busi on Liivng with HIV - sokari ekine
interview with HIV and Rape survivor
Keywords: south africarapehiv/aidssowetohate crimelesbian
Downloads: 3,167
Interview with Soweto’s Chosen Few – Phumla Maskeu - sokari ekine
interview with lesbian football team the Chosen Few football coach
Keywords: footballsoccerlesbiansouth africa
Downloads: 1,271
Sexuality and Social Justice – Fadzai - sokari ekine
sexuality and social justice at the WSF Nairobi, 2007
Keywords: sexualitysocial justicelesbianzimbabwe
Downloads: 801
Sexuality and Social Justice – Fikile - sokari ekine
sexuality and social justice at the WSF Nairobi, 2007
Keywords: sexualitysocial justicesouth africalesbian
Downloads: 1,256
Sexuality and Social Justice – Manohar - sokari ekine
sexuality and social justice at the WSF Nairobi 2007
Keywords: sexualitysocial justiceLGBTIIndiaWSF
Downloads: 780
Sexuality and social justice – Ayan - sokari ekine
sexuality and social justice at the wsf 2007 nairobi
Keywords: sexualitysocial justicehivfgmsomaliakenya
Downloads: 855
Sexuality and social justice – Bishop - sokari ekine
sexuality and social justice at the WSF Nairobi 2007
Keywords: sexualitysocial justiceLGBTIuganda
Downloads: 896
I’ve Come to take you home - Sokari Ekine
Interview with South African performance poet, Diana Ferrus
Keywords: South AfricaDiana FerrusSarah BartmaanPoetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERVIEWS BY SOKARI

August, 2007, Port-au-Prince Haiti.

Voudou Priestess Madame Evonne Auguste

Madame Evonne AugusteVoudou Priestess Madame Evonne Auguste spoke to Sokari Ekine last August, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Madame Auguste is a member of Famm Voudou pou Ayiti (Voudou Women for Ayiti). In the interview she explains that Voudou is both a religion and a philosophy and speaks about the relationship between voudou and liberation theology. She also discusses the some of the reasons behind the demonetisation of the religion and why Famm Voudou pou Ayiti want to establish their own school.


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May, 2007, Nairobi

Damien Ugwu from the Nigerian Civil Liberties Organisation speaks to Sokari Ekine about endemic police torture in the Nigerian justice system. CLO estimate that five people a day are being extra-judicially killed by the police. Most vulnerable are unemployed youths accused of armed robbery. Damien Ugwu explores the reasons why torture and murder are common place and the cultural and political roots of the problem.

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May, 2007, Nairobi
Sindy Mkhize of the Abahlali baseMjondolo Shackdwellers Movement of Durban speaks to me at the Pan African Mobile Activists workshops held in Nairobi in June 2007. Sindy who is a member of the Abahlali Women’s League discusses the pressure of living under constant attack from local government and local police and also the recent detention of members of the Kennedy Road location on charges of murder. Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement is the largest organisation of the militant poor in post-apartheid South Africa and is presently engaged in fighting the proposed “KwaZulu-Natal Elimination & Prevention of Re-emergence of Slums Bill”. For more see the Abahlali website.

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February 2007, Durban
Molefi Ndlovu from the Center for Civil Society in Durban, South Africa speaks to me about the radical community radio project RASA FM in Soweto. The radio station ran without a license in Soweto for six months in 2005 and was hugely popular with the local community. RASA became a victim of its own success when the power of its appeal proved too big a threat to the corporate media and it was shut down. In this podcast organiser Molefi tells RASA’s amazing story and explores the nature of community media and what is possible with the medium. See Rasa Radio discussion at UKZN for more information.

Music in this podcast is brought to you by Busi Ncube from Zimbabwe, kindly provided by Thulani Promotions.

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February 2007, Durban.
System Cele from shackdweller association Abahlali baseMjondolo, based in Durban, speaks to me about the struggle for rights to land and housing in new South Africa. Five members of her group are now on hunger strike after being arrested in what Abahlali sees as a politically motivated murder charge. In this interview System speaks about why the community are struggling to stay in their area and the obstacles they face in both daily life and political organising. For more on shackdwellers issues and updates on the hunger strike see the Abahlali website.

The music in this podcast is brought to you by Busi Ncube from Zimbabwe and kindly provided by Thulani Promotions

See also the Pambazuka News article An Anatomy of a Hunger Strike by Raj Patel.

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January 2007, Nairobi.
Patterson Ogon from the Ijaw Council for Human Rights and Ifieniya Lott, a women’s rights activist speak to me about the environmental justice issues people face in the Niger Delta. As the recent elections have been criticised for widespread rigging particularly in the Niger Delta region, this podcast reflects on the problems people are encountering and what the future holds. For more information on the issues see Black Looks: Niger Delta and Environmental Rights Action.

The music in this podcast is brought to you by Busi Ncubi

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Sexuality and Social Justice Interviews at the WSF Nairobi, January 2007 – All portraits by Gabrielle Le Roux Follow the link for interviews and portraits.

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January 2007, Nairobi

Abd Mohammed discuses the ongoing occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco – recorded at the WSF, Nairobi 2007.

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October 2006, Johannesburg

Phumla Masuku,
the manager of a South African lesbian women’s football team speaks to about the team she founded, The Chosen Few. Based in Soweto the team have encountered much homophobia and racism but successfully made it to the international Gay Games in Chicago where they won the Bronze Medal.

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November 2006, Cape Town
Emerging South African rapper Ben Caesar discusses violence and rape in South Africa and performs his rap “I Stand Against”.

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November 2006, Johannesburg
Mpho (Busi Sigasa) is a 24 year old lesbian identified woman who was raped last October and as a result is now HIV+. She discovered she was positive in April this year and started on ARVs in August because her CD4 count was very low at 90. Like many women in a similar position in South Africa, Mpho is struggling not only with additional medical complications such as diabetes and thyroid problems but the side affect of the drugs, the stigma and having to find the sheer mental will to get through each day. In this interview she talks about how being raped and contracting HIV has impacted on her life. She also discusses her dreams for the future of being a photo journalist and living her life.

Busi passed away on March 12th from Diabetes complications. Remembering my sista Busi.

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September 2006, By Phone to Port Harcourt

Professor Ebiegberi Alagoa is Emeritus Professor of History at the Univeristy of Port Harcourt and has published 5 books on the Niger Delta. I recently spoke with him about the changes that have taken place in the Niger Delta since the excecution of Ken Saro Wiwa in 1995, the rise of militancy in the region and the the governorship of Diepreye Alamieyeseigha – ex Governor of Bayelsa State.

Changes in the Niger Delta

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April 2006, Geneva
At the ILGA conference in Geneva in April 2006, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with other African Human Rights Defenders and LGBT activists. Rose (Phumla) Masuku who works with FEW (Forum for the Empowerment of Women) in Soweto spoke on her work and being a lesbian in South Africa.

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