Friday, February 09, 2007

Getting Olonga with Henry

Show 16

I was very happy and privileged to get time to interview Henry Olonga, currently in southern England on a speaking tour. He talks about his cricket, his singing, and how he feels today about the 'black armband incident' during the 2003 World Cup Cricket, which forced him into an exile from Zimbabwe. This man is a role model par excellence, and now that I know he can be lured back by the smell of a fine oxtail stew, I hope it will not be the last time Paradise Lost listeners get to hear from him.

Music played in this show:
Rise Again, Henry Olonga, off the CD AURELIA
A Perfect World, Sun Palace off the CD A PERFECT WORLD
Valley, Reza Manzoor off the CD RESTRUNG

Monday, January 01, 2007

Who Remembers Harold Wilson?

Show 15

Happy New Year to Paradise Lost listeners. This show features two short interviews: Rita Gibb, who has been living in the UK for nearly two years, and my brother Rogan, who only left Zimbabwe a month ago. Also included is a clip from the BBCs Radio 4 programme, ‘UK Confidential’ which was dealing with hitherto secret papers from 1976. Something about the way the Labour government dealt with ‘the Rhodesia problem’, I found interesting.

I end with a little bit of nostalgia and music some may remember from the RBC days of Radio Jacaranda.