Episode 31

Published on:

15th Feb 2021

A Quarantini with Oona Chanfi from Creative Youth Network and Rife Magazine

In this episode we feature an interview with Bristolian 20 year old creative Oona Chanfi who has recently had her photographs published in Rife Magazine. She talks about the project - 10 portraits entitled Multiculturalism, being mixed race and having more than one culture and what its like growing up in multicultural Bristol but still being part of a largely white community. Her photographs are absolutely stunning.

ALSO - we've chosen two tracks this time. We are honoured to be given permission to play Idles' latest track Carcinogenic which they perform in various empty and unused music venues around the city of Bristol to remind us of times when we could see live music....

PLUS - the world-wide YouTube sensation Jerusalema which became a dance craze after a group of friends in Angola made up and videoed themselves eating their dinner while dancing to the track! Since then its been danced by thousands of groups all over the world including Swiss Air cabin crew, elephant sanctuary staff (and a baby elephant - aw!) and the Irish GardaĆ­ (Police). Beautiful vocals from South African Master MK's sister Nomcebo.

PLUS - we bring you our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....


Jerusalema, Master KG [Feat Nomcebo]

Carcinogenic, Idles

Hot Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective - opening music

Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar

Producer: Pommy Harmar

Show artwork for The Quarantini

About the Podcast

The Quarantini
A refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus together with a dash of the unexpected..
The Quarantini is a refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus. It combines interviews, a weekly round up of exciting ideas dreamed up by people from across the globe, together with a dash of the unexpected. It will charm, excite and inform you and all served up by hosts Pommy Harmar and Melissa Chemam!

About your hosts

Pommy Harmar

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Freelance Journalist, radio producer, podcaster and walker. Pommy has been working in radio since 2013. She has produced and hosted podcasts including Sleeping with the Moon, Footprints, The Bristol Walkfest Podcast, The Quarantini, and Follow The Sun.

"It was excellent, really interesting and informative. The details and the way it was done, with three women farmers as key players, was really refreshing. I liked the voiceover and all the interviews." (Footprints, season 2 listener)

"All your topics on the Footprints podcast were relevant and fascinating to me as an older, female solo walker for the first time in the U.K." (Footprints season 1 listener)

Email: pommyharmar@yahoo.co.uk

Melissa Chemam

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Journalist, reporter and writer for online/magazines/radio (BBC, CBC, DW), writer in residence at the Arnolfini gallery, Melissa also worked on films as a researcher and is a journalism lecturer. She has been based in Prague, Miami, London, Paris, Nairobi and Bristol, UK, travelled from Italy to Haiti, via Tunisia, Liberia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Niger, Turkey, Iraq... She has been working in radio since 2008 and in podcasting since 2018.