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Featured Podcast Learning to Listen

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Learning to Listen is a podcast format that explores different forms of listening – both listening and not listening – and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The focus is on learning and unlearning to listen and engaging with internalized mindsets. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not, and to interweave auditory events with anti/decolonial education. The individual episodes are conceived as heterogeneous audio essays; the invited guests have free rein over their concept and realization. The format will be launched in October 2021 with four essays dealing with Afrodiasporic soundscapes, song forms, and music production, as well as their histories and communities. The episodes include recorded live performances (Danielle Almeida), vinyl productions (Tropical Diaspora / DJ GArRinchA and DJ Dr. Sócrates), and collages that bring together sound and performative approaches (Chimurenga / Ntone Edjabe and Olivier Marboeuf). What unites the various guests is that they understand sound and music as a kind of epistemic tool, as an instrument for the production of knowledge and community. The aim is to combine the experience of listening with the guests’ pedagogical strategies, commentary, and thoughts on Afrodiasporic and Latin American music and soundscapes.

Learning to Listen #1 with DANIELLE ALMEIDA

Learning to Listen #2 with CHIMURENGA (NTONE EDJABE)

Learning to Listen #3 with OLIVIER MARBOEUF

Learning to Listen #4 with TD®R (DJ GARRINCHA, DJ DR. SÓCRATES)

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