Mulonga- The Loop is the narrative story of A LOOP. It is about people, sites, technologies, ideas and events.

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Archived for 45 years, historical recordings of ngoma buntibe and other Valley Tonga music return from Grahamstown (South Africa) to Linz (Austria) and shortwave-radio broadcasting from London (England) to the Zambezi Valley (Zimbabwe).

These historical files, mediated through technology and commented on via telephone, are recirculated and reframed within contemporary Tonga culture.

As both a broadcast event and website, THE LOOP explores the interplay between seemingly obsolete and high-tech media.

It is about global-communication connectivity and uneven development...

...And about closing the gap by swapping new technologies for old.

The LOOP is a feature of the project Tonga.Online

© 2002

on the occasion of
ARS ELECTRONICA 2002/unplugged

The Loop involves/ is contributing to:


SW Radio Africa


radio FRO

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Monday 9 September:

12:00 - 12:30 hrs Keith speaks at the symposium Plug-In III Wiring Africa, Bruchnerhaus, Linz

20:00 - 21:00 hrs THE LOOP is realised, broadcast by and captured


The previous night´s broadcast is fed back into THE LOOP at Radiotopia in Linz.

Daily from 7-15 September, 10:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs, screenings of ëLO-FI Barrier: from the dam disaster to radio sparks‰ by Thomas Schneider in the electrolobby of the Brucknerhaus, Linz.

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