UbuntuFM is an on-line community with several outlets on the web. We aim to spread the Ubuntu message of ‘humanity towards others’ across the globe.
On the meaning of Ubuntu: Ubuntu (/ʊˈbuːntʊ/ uu-boon-tuu; Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼù]) is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is often also translated as the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity
UbuntuFM = Ubuntu + FM: broadcasting the 'Ubuntu' message by all means possible.
The meaning of Ubuntu is best expressed in the words of Pres. Nelson Mandela:
A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him.That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?
Ubuntu is a tradition, a universal truth, a way of life underpinning the concept of an open society. Freedom. Respect. Helpfulness. Sharing. Community. Caring. Trust. Unselfishness. This is the spirit of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu originates from Southern Africa and so is UbuntuFM. We are based in Johannesburg, SA. Our community is however global with members from more than 100 countries. We aim to eventually have representation in every country of the world.
We’ve joined TAE to connect to Africans, as we are reaching out to people from other countries and continents as well. We are honoured and proud that TAE has enabled us to spread our message and in return be a part of their community!
Our way of reaching out to you is primarily by means of ‘story telling’, one of the oldest forms of communication that dates back to the dawn of humanity. Our stories are articles and posts we publish on our website www.ubuntu.fm, various other websites and fora like this website and Facebook.
Another way of story telling is music. We feature three internet radio channels: International. Africa and Reggae. Each of them tells their own story. The international channel tells the story of the World. The African channel tells Africa's story, as does the Reggae channel tells the story of Reggae. They are different, yet they are the same.
We are currently preparing the launch of a Hip-Hop channel and are contemplating on a Jazz channel. These are general themes. The format of our radio is however MUSIC.
You will find African, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Latin, R&B, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Funk, Dance and Reggae music featured on basically all channels. Top 40 hits, singles, album and live tracks, even spoken word. It is all there from as far back as the 40’s up to today. Each channel has its own story to tell and takes you through all the different genres and musical ages. For you to enjoy!
Do you have a story to share with us? A poem, music track, event, picture, blog article or video? Please let us know.
Bishop Desmond Tutu on who we are: "Human uniqueness and the African spirit of Ubuntu.”
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