Episode 33

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10th Mar 2021

A Quarantini with the Dhaqan Collective - Camel Meat and Cassette Tapes

We kick off season 5 with an interview with three women from the Dhaqan Collective. Fozia Ismail, Asmaa Jama and Ayan Cilmi talk about their project Camel Meat and Cassette Tapes - an artistic soundscape about the tradition of the UK Somali community sending cassette tapes back and forth with recordings of their lives. Camel meat was chewed while they listened to news of their families to get them in the mood!

ALSO - we've chosen a truly beautiful music track from Algerian singer Siem Folknomade.

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

Music:

Diamond, Siem Folknomade

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

Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar

Producer: Pommy Harmar

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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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Pommy is a freelance broadcast journalist, radio and podcast host/producer and keen walker. She produces Ujima Radio's Monday Rise Up Breakfast show and The Quarantini Podcast. She has worked as a researcher and before radio, she worked in a women's mental health charity in Bristol 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.