Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Moshito 2011 experience

Moshito 2011: SABC Media Libraries exhibition
Patrick Jack from SABC Record Library

Moshito 2011, the yearly music conference and exhibition, took place 31 August to 2 September last week. The SABC Media Libraries and the SABC News Archives had an exhibition in Newtown as well.

Obakeng Phiri, the intern in the SABC Radio Archives, gives us some of his impressions:
Obakeng Phiri on the far right, explaining the SABC Media Libraries' exhibition

The conference was aimed at developing and stimulating the domestic music industry. 
The event featured over 30 sessions of panel discussions, information sessions and workshops. Music industry and related specialists from all over the world also took part in the conference.
I was asked to join my colleagues on Friday at the music conference to showcase the SABC Media Libraries, by telling people who we are and what we do.

We had two laptops set up for people who came to visit our area, which gave them a broader understanding on what the SABC Media Libraries is all about. We also had a DVD playing out for people who passed our stall, which mainly highlighted our cultural diversity, and on what makes them so unique - in terms of clothing, music and dances.
Wandile Goba of the SABC New Archives on the right
 On a personal note the conference gave me a broader understanding about SAMRO and on how it affects the SABC. They are interdependent. It is very critical for me due to the fact that I work with archive material.
Some more photos:
Nonhlanhla Mazibuko (SABC Record Library), Florence Moshatana (SABC Radio Archives),
Nokuthula Mzelemu (SABC Radio Archives)
Nokuthula Mzelemu (SABC Radio Archives)
Moshito 2011 was held at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown

Blog post by Obakeng Phiri and Karen du Toit, photos by Obakeng Phiri and Nokuthula Mzelemu, interns in the SABC Radio Archives.

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