Secret Ninja Society
Feelings Radio Project (FRP) is a pop-up radio and performance experiment making use of music, sound-collage, improvisation and open dialogue to investigate and "get in our feelings" about a range of issues in the contemporary South African and larger global context. Hosted by record collector and DJ Joey Modiba and performer-conductor Malik Ntone Edjabe, it takes the form of episodic online broadcasts, intimate musical gatherings and larger dance-oriented events.
The broadcasts combine a traditional radio show style with more imaginative, improvisation-driven sections incorporating sonic storytelling, dramatic performance, emceeing, live instrumentation and electronic sound production. The project draws significantly on the principles of Freespace, a performance format, educational tool and set of philosophical principles developed by People’s Education. To this degree, it aims to provide an open platform for transdisciplinary and improvised creative interchange, and places an emphasis on the breaking of intergroup boundaries, such as audience/performer and participant/facilitator relations. Each broadcast is typically accompanied by a video-essay or teaser which gives listeners a glimpse into the ideas underpinning it.