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VINTAGE OR VIOLENCE

VINTAGE OR VIOLENCE

By Rosemary & Ginger
A six-part limited series podcast, VINTAGE OR VIOLENCE is an introductory dive into the world of second-hand clothing in Uganda. It explores conversations centred on identity and the future of the textile industry
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THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN
IT’S A WRAP - THANK YOU! Thank you for tuning in! Our limited series conversation has come to a close - but it is not the end. This was just the beginning, and we have a lot more to share in other forms and media. We are grateful for the feedback and comments. In this episode, Bobby & Nikissi reflect on the series - from the content to their first foray as podcast hosts. We hope you enjoyed the production as much as we enjoyed putting it together. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Lesedi Oluko Moche & Nikissi Serumaga, with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
14:58
August 20, 2021
ONE DOLLAR, ONE VOTE
The 2015 EAC call to ban second-hand clothing was noble and complicated. Eventually, Uganda had to pull out, but the conversations to-ban or not-to-ban continue. This episode takes on the popular Ugandan Kimeeza (round table) debate format - a 360 look that brings us into the discourse at the heart of the second-hand clothing trade. With guests that include the Chairman of the largest second-hand clothing market in the country, and three activists who are for the ban, Bobby and Nikissi ask for ways in which we can reimagine the clothing and textiles industry for the economic benefit of the country. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Nikissi Serumaga & Lesedi Oluko Moche with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Sound engineering & design by Ssozi Joseph. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
19:27
August 6, 2021
CAN'T EAT COTTON
In Kampala creativity is a survival tactic and the second-hand clothing trade is one of the few outlets. In this episode, Bobby & Nikissi have a candid conversation with trained professional chef Asengo Fill Kevins. She chronicles how the economic conditions of the time pushed her into selling second-hand clothes to make ends meet. Operating between Kampala and her home village in Tororo (200kms away) she used creativity and ingenuity to make it in this highly competitive and vulnerable business. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Nikissi Serumaga & Lesedi Oluko Moche with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Sound engineering & design by Ssozi Joseph. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
25:51
July 30, 2021
A DEGREE IS AN EXPENSIVE RECEIPT
Education is widely considered the key to success. In Uganda a majority of university-educated young people find themselves turning to careers in informal industries - like the second-hand clothing trade. In this episode, Bobby & Nikissi speak to second-hand clothing boutique owner Faridah Ali. She reflects on her entry into the business,  her education in the Social Sciences and her dreams & aspirations. Her story reflects the challenges faced by the majority of young Ugandans, who cannot find meaningful employment in their field of study. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Nikissi Serumaga & Lesedi Oluko Moche with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Sound engineering & design by Ssozi Joseph Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
21:59
July 23, 2021
WHAT HAPPENED?
In this episode Bobby & Nikissi follow the golden age of textiles and the prosperity of Uganda with guest Professor Aaron Wanyama. With intimate knowledge of the rise and fall of cotton, from growing it himself in his youth to becoming a Professor of Textiles Technology at Kyambogo University and current Head of the Uganda Textiles Association, Prof. Wanyama details why the textiles industry is essential to the economic development of Uganda. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Nikissi Serumaga & Lesedi Oluko Moche with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Sound engineering & design by Ssozi Joseph Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
20:52
July 23, 2021
GOOD OLD DAYS
By the 1970s Uganda, like many African nations, had lost its post-independence shine. Destroying a wave of innovators, creators and manufacturers that were building a new Ugandan identity through industry. In this episode Bobby & Nikissi speak to philanthropist and businesswoman Morine Wavamunno who owned a thriving textile business and fashion house. She reflects on her dreams then and what may be possible today. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Nikissi Serumaga & Lesedi Oluko Moche with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Sound engineering & design by Ssozi Joseph Engage with us on twitter, instagram and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
23:02
July 7, 2021
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
In this episode, Bobby & Nikissi are in conversation with second-hand clothing importer Hajji Muhammed Kitezaala. From the donation boxes in the global north, to the big business that is second-hand clothing, FRESH OFF THE BOAT dives into what happens when the clothing arrives in Uganda. Hajji speaks on how he got into the trade, the ins and outs of the business, and where the money goes. This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager. Directed by Nikissi Serumaga. Written by Nikissi Serumaga & Lesedi Oluko Moche with co-writer Bobby Kolade. Sound engineering & design by Ssozi Joseph Engage with us on twitter, instagram and our website: www.theduuka.com/vintage-or-violence/
25:45
June 30, 2021
Welcome to VINTAGE OR VIOLENCE
A conversation series that engages in irreverent conversation(s) on the second-hand clothing industry in Uganda and the implications of the trade on the socio-economic landscape of its ccapital, Kampala. Meet the hosts, designer Bobby Kolade and filmmaker Nikissi Serumaga. First Episode out June 30th! This episode was produced by Lesedi Oluko Moche with help from Patience Katushabe who is also the project manager and written by Nikissi Serumaga, Lesedi Oluko Moche and Bobby Kolade.
05:47
June 24, 2021