Monday, 28 February 2011

[creative-radio] Radio Drama: Madjuba: Quest for the Talisman


Madjuba: Quest for the Talisman

Mozambique's first adventure-fantasy serial radio drama will soon be hitting
the airwaves. Madjuba: Quest for the Talisman is an action-packed 13-part
radio drama available in Portuguese, Changaan, and Sena, initiated by UNESCO
with support from SIDA, produced by CMFD (Community Media for Development)

Follow the tale of a community that gathers nightly around the fire to hear
a wise storyteller weave a tale of adventure and fantasy. Little do they
know that the magic of the story has transported their stubborn neighbor
Arlindo to a far off fantasy world where he has become the unwitting
long-awaited hero, Chamwari. As Chamwari seeks the talisman that will
transform the land, the village listeners realise that they too have the
power to speak up and help make the changes in their community they want to

Over the course of the story the hero, along with his allies, travel though
different lands, each with a task or problem to overcome related to key
governance issues: accountability/ transparency, civic participation and the
need for a strong civil society, freedom of expression, and political
intolerance. The large-scale production involved over 50 local actors and
recordings took place in Maputo and Beira. The script was drafted by
talented scriptwriter Evaristo Abreu, who has over 25 years experience in
the field of drama.

For more information, visit

Deborah Walter
Community Media for Development/
CMFD Productions
PO Box 66193
Broadway 2020, JHB
South Africa
+27 (0)73 132 7032

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