Category Archives: audio

VOA: Hira da Carmen McCain

Carmen McCain is a PhD Candidate in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently doing her dissertation research on Hausa films in Kano, Nigeria, where she also coordinates the Hausa Home Video Resource Centre in the Department of Mass Communications at Bayero University.

Today, in the Hausa section of Voice of America (Muryar Amurka), one can read about her and listen to an interview (in Hausa) with her, in which she tells how she learned Hausa and about modern Hausa life. Here is a link to the interview:

Carmen McCain, who is also called “Talatu”, runs a blog on WordPress. Here is a link to her blog: “A Tunanina

Muryar Jamus reports on cultural festivals

From time to time, in the section Zamantakewa, the Hausa service of Deutsche Welle broadcasts reports on cultural festivals. Here are two  reports I found on their website this month:

Both include links to audio files which can be downloaded.

Audio files at Muryar Jamus

I have noticed a new feature on the website of Muryar Jamus, the Hausa service of radio Deutsche Welle. Underneath many of the news item, one can now see a small loudspeaker symbol. If you click on it, a popup window will appear and one can read the following:

Please note the following: For the Internet Explorer versions 5.0 or higher, you will only be able to listen to MP3 files directly when you click on the icon. If you would like to save the file on your hard drive, click on the icon with the right mouse button and select “save under” from the menu. Then choose where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

So it is now possible to listen to the news item while reading it. Or, if you prefer to listen to it later, you can download it and save it on your computer or MP3 player.

The content and vocabulary of Hausa news is usually too advanced for a beginning learner of Hausa, but listening to a text while reading it may help.

Bible stories and christian songs in Hausa and other less commonly taught languages

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Recordings of Bible stories and christian songs in Hausa and other less commonly taught languages can be found at the website of Global Recordings Network (GRN), a Christian organisation that wants to “communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ, through audio recordings, to all peoples in their own language.”Here is a link to one of the Hausa recordings:

Can you recognize which story is told?

You can find more audio files at the website of Global Recordings Network

Dandali: Good place for Hausa Audio files

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A great place to look for Hausa audio files — and other Hausa-related materials — is Dandali, a Hausa website run by some Hausa speakers, including Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu, a Professor of Science Education and Curriculum Studies of Bayero University Kano (BUK).

Just to give you a small taste of what can be found there, click on the following:

Go and visit Dandali for more.

New audio files at Muryar Jamus

At the website of Muryar Jamus, there are some new audio files which you may find interesting:

 

In order to play these files, you need the Real Player.

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Interesting audio files at Muryar Jamus

At the website of Muryar Jamus, under the rubric Duniyar D’an Adam, there are two new audio files which you may find interesting:

In order to play these files, you need the Real Player.

Listen to a talk with the leader of the bori cult in Maradi

At the website of Muryar Jamus, under the rubric “Zamantakewa“, you can listen to a talk with Iya Anti D’an Kulodo, the leader of the bori cult in Marad’i, Niger.

If you want to listen to this feature, click on the link to the audio file. In order to play the real media file, you will need the Real Player.

New post about wasan kara

At the website of Muryar Jamus, under the rubric “Zamantakewa“, there is a new post and audio file about wasan kara, traditional youths’ and women’s games played at the end of the rain season in Niger.

If you want to listen to this feature, click on the link to the audio file. In order to play the real media file, you will need the Real Player.

Listen to a conversation with the emir of Katsina-Maradi

At the website of Muryar Jamus, under the rubric “Zamantakewa“, there is a post about a conversation which their correspondent Mamman Kanta had with Ali Zaki, the Sarkin Katsina-Maradi.

If you want to listen to this conversation, click on the link to the audio file. In order to play the real media file, you will need the Real Player.