East African Lives


Crescent Community Radio is a registered charity broadcasting to the local community in Rochdale.

In 2019 we were awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to record the experiences of the East African Community in Greater Manchester.

The Project

The aim of the project was to record, share and preserve the stories of the community across three generations. The result is an invaluable oral history collection which provides intimate portraits of community members, and preserves for future generations the history and culture of the East African people.

Audio Interviews

Video Interviews

Radio shows