In this show, Ziada tells Mary Ann all about her recent trip to Sauti Za Busara, a Music festival held in Stone Town on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. They talk what music really excited her and Ziada gives us some top listening tips as well as telling us which festivals are next on her ‘bucket list’!

Music Ziada enjoyed a Sauti Za Busara and mentions in this show:

BCUC, South Africa: https://blackmajor.co.za/artist/bcuc/

Asia Madani Band, Sudan/Eqypt: https://www.facebook.com/Asia-Madani-187059958001209 

Taarab (Musical Style which is mentioned in the show): 
Tausi Womens Taarab – https://www.facebook.com/tausiwomenstaarab
Grand Orchestre Tarran de Zanzibar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmnp8HFzNo4

Music Festivals we mention:

Sauti Za Busara, Stone Town, Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania: http://www.busaramusic.org/

Nyege Nyege, Jina, Uganda: http://nyegenyege.com/

Afrochella, Accra. Ghana: https://afrochella.com/home

 

In our first episode of The Change Making Women Book Club, Ziada and Mary Ann have been reading Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian Peace Activist whose leadership helped bring an end to Liberia’s second civil war.

They introduce the Book Club talk about what they learnt from reading this story about a woman creating change in a time of war. They talk about how her honesty shows through and about the parts of her story that inspired and challenged them.

Each month we will be doing a show about a book written by a woman who has created change and talk about her story and why it inspires, motivates or challenges us. We will also be inviting listeners to get involved with this.

Read the Book: Mighty Be Our Powers – How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War

Website: Leymah Gbowee Peace Foundation

This week on the podcast we talk about the women who inspire us personally. We share the characters and moments that inspire us most and why we choose to draw inspiration from a whole range of different women, including the women we are lucky enough to interview on the podcast!

We also share about something new coming soon on the podcast which we are calling The Change Making Women Book Club. Each month we will be doing a show about a book written by a woman who has created change and talk about her story and why it inspires, motivates or challenges us. We will also be inviting listeners to get involved with this.

Listen to this episode to find out more & follow us on Instagram where we will be sharing what our first book is going to be soon!