A Thousand Channels
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Episode One

Taking its title from Édouard Glissant’s Poetics of Relation (“one way ashore, a thousand channels”), this series of online radio episodes and listening space features conversations, poetry, specially commissioned sound works and guest radio projects in the lead-up to Colomboscope 2021. The works and reports here encompass various sonic modes and formats, linking across multiple Indian Ocean territories, its diasporic fringes and linguistic and musical enclaves. Click on ‘audio notes’ on each piece for more background info, translations and tracklists. Headphones advised!


A project by Syma Tariq in collaboration with Francesca Savoldi, Natasha Ginwala and Anushka Rajendran. Many thanks to our contributors to Episode One: Samia Khatun,

Tulika Das, Lee Ingleton, Miyah Poets, Khalid Hussain, Arfun Ahmed and DJ Manara

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