FEATURED PROJECTS

BATTER! BATTER! BOOM!

How are some of Scotland’s diverse communities discovering the joys of sound art? Join the new generation of noise-makers, as they get creative with their sonic environments.

PARAKEET

In Margate, an isolated teenager forms a band and finds her voice with the help of a gang of exotic birds. Parakeet is a feast for the ears, eyes and heart told through irresistible song, poetry and electronic sounds.

THE ART OF SLOW LOOKING

In this podcast for Tate, we hear from a psychologist and former monk about how the act of looking slowly at objects affects the way we understand them.

ADDIS AMPLIFIED

DJ and cultural consultant Zezi Ifore travels to Addis Ababa to uncover ‘Ethiopyawi Electronic’ an elusive avantgarde music scene eagerly showcased by recent Western media.

TALES FROM SIERRA LEONE

A mini podcast series documenting Gemma Cairney’s trip to Sierra Leone following the worst of the 2014 Ebola crisis.

MAMMA M.I.A: INFLUENCE OF AN ICON

Comedy writer Jack Rooke profiles his idol’s artistry, from her activism to the controversies, while telling his own story of teenage grief, super fandom and how Maya’s work inspired him and many others to turn adversity into hope.

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA SEA SEA

Singer-songwriter Emma Lee Moss (aka Emmy the Great) returns to the playground to re-explore one of her earliest musical influences, the clapping game.

DAVID’S OUT FOR A GOOD TIME

David and Naledi chat pop culture, dish out advice on LGBTQ+ issues, speak to a host of amazing celebrity guests and hear listeners’ coming out stories.

ABOUT BOOM SHAKALAKA PRODUCTIONS

Boom Shakalaka Productions is the brainchild of award-winning broadcaster Gemma Cairney. Gemma wanted to bring together all the firecracker creatives she’s met along on the way to produce multidisciplinary projects which excite and inspire. Be it a party, a podcast, a film or a piece of theatre, we work with experts in their field to create content you can see, hear and experience.

GOT COMMENTS OR IDEAS?

We’d love the hear what you think about our work – the good, the bad and the ugly. We also currently accept and read unsolicited scripts, so if you think your brain child could be the next big thing, then tell us about it.

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