Camel Meat and Cassette Tapes Part II

Previously, we worked with elders in the Somali community and explored the stories they handed down, myths, the story of Queen Araweelo, anti-colonial songs and camel-herding. 

In response to the previous project, we worked with young Somali people and explored their relationships with cassettes, community and understanding of the self as it relates to the diaspora. 

For the project worked with archivists and founders of WaaberiPhone, Ibrahim Hirsi and Idel Elmi to explore alternative archives and the ways we can remember. And with sound artist Rowan Bishop to play around with making experimental sounds, like making tape loops.

 A soundscape was produced and will be distributed in the form of limited edition cassette tapes in the near future. 


Illustration by Maya (Mihindou) Tarnowski

 A special thank you to our co-producers Abir Jama, Aaliyah Ismail, Rabia Mohamed, Khadija Mohamed, Fadumo Ismail, Abdillahi Ali and Abdulahi Jama.

We’d also like to thank our funders, Arts Council England for funding this project and thank you to the Pervasive Media Studio, Ben Thomas and British Empire and Commonwealth archive.