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Masquerade: Cambridge African Network

Sound recording Rob Taliesin-Owen

Artist Joshua Bilton and sound engineer & designer Rob Taliesin-Owen, spent time with the Cambridge African Network exploring traditional masquerades, mythology and dance. The recordings made throughout the workshop discuss ancestral histories, spirit worlds and the importance of passing on oral histories from generation to generation.

This was shared in a special broadcast and exhibition as part of Hannah Kemp-Welch’s Open House Artist in Residence at Kettle’s Yard. The broadcast was on Open House Radio on 13 February 2019 with Cambridge 105 Radio, a community radio station based in the city. Hyperlocal Radio brings together both the sound and visual pieces created through work with community collaborators and Kettle’s Yard Artist Facilitators. Each have customised a portable Pye Radio which also contains a sound work created with participants.

Hyperlocal Radio was displayed in March-April 2019 at Kettle's Yard and off-site with additional cases found at the Meadows Community Centre and Arbury Community Centre in North Cambridge.

Photograph by Jeroen Van Hautte