Positivo Interview in Austrian Radio OE1

Clicking on this link you will reach the web-blog of Ulla Ebner, an Austrian journalist who visited Mozambique in October. In Inhambane we invited her for a workshop we did in Maxixe´s 29 de Setembro Secundary School.

The Interview with Positivo members is available to read and to download by clicking on “DL” at the bottom of the article….

Interview in “Der Standard” 21/06/2010

Here a link to the online magzine of the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”. On 21st of June 2010 an interview with Roland was published talking about the latest activities of Positivo, showing also the music video of “Ser um positivo” of DJ Marcel from Beira (music by Max Kamenar and Helio D.), the video of the workshop in the Secundary School Eduardo Mondlane in Inhambane  and of one workshop in Manica province .


“Der Standard”-Interview about Positivo/Turbodeli Tour 2008 in Austria

Here the link to the online version of the Austrian newspaper “Der Satndard”….for those who understand German…

Camping in the rain on Northern border


Telephone interview – 2000 kms of distance… Roland, where are you ?

Hey, I am sitting in the tent right now!

No show tonight ?

Wait, I am closing the tent, many animals are coming in. It’s not easy to catch them. Everything fine, but it’s raining. It started to rain when we set up the screen.

What is the name of the place ?

Hey, so many animals are coming inside ! Ugly animals : spiders, scorpions and dangerous stuff. Ok the tent is closed now. We stay in a rural district. Inhambane looks like a commercial center compared to this. We are in Moçimboa da Praia, 200 kms north of Pemba, close to the Tanzanian border. The day before we played in a village called Quelimane, 18 kms from Moçimboa da Praia. Yesterday we played in a ‘bairro’ of Moçimboa and it started to rain after our show, so we came back today, but the rain got stronger and nothing happened.

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Augusto Macicame, VSO Program Officer, interviewed after attending a Positivo Workshop


What did you think of the workshop ?

I found it interesting the simple fact that the students produced lyrics by themselves and spontaneously. It was not sitting down and forcing oneself to create. Everything came from the heart. Eventually, they were positively vibrating because of what they had produced as a team. This team spirit also increased their understanding of HIV-AIDS message.

What do you think of that message ?

Starting the song, students call their parents and want to talk. It is true that people don’t talk much in our society, especially parents. But the students also showed they are ready to make the first step. If my dad does not know about this matter, I must tell him : ‘this is a normal matter, let us discuss it together.’

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Radio Indigo and Journal Informando in Maputo

Rolando was interviewed last Sunday in Maputo by Gildo Mugabe and talked about POSITIVOs work and tour plans in Austria in July. The interview will be broadcasted in Radio Indigo (Maputo) and was printed in the daily city journal Informando (click here to read on pages 3 and 4).

Rock under the mango trees


An interview of Roland Pickl and Helio D by Pierre Dufloo on the phone
SEED = Sustainable and Effective Economic Development
Wednesday, the 23rd of april 2008, 1 pm

Hello Positivos, where are you ?

Roland : Hello Positivo ! Helio and I are in the car right now, on the way to Mungoze. Antony is with us, he is our SEED project manager in Mabote, Govuro, Inhassoro and Vilankulo. We brought the guitar.

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Rock around Mozambique

An interview of Roland Pickl by Pierre Dufloo on the phone…


Hello Positivos, where are you?
Hello Positivo! Helio and I are staying at Guija, on the Limpopo river in Chokwe’s neighbourhood. Hippos, crocodiles and snakes around. There is no drinking water, dinner is over and we are having a beer.

What did you do today?
We had a long journey coming from Manjacaze. We moved five cars full of equipment and set up the new camp in Guija.


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Special comments on Homoine`s workshop

Omar Thomaz and Luis Enrique, two brazilian anthropologists with a great deal of experience, showed interest in Positivo project and insisted on giving us their critical appreciation in a two-hour conversation after the workshop:

‘It is very hard to communicate on condoms and HIV-AIDS in Mozambique. The first error that activists often make is to present the disease as a tragedy, whereas people must know they can work and live many years with an appropriate treatment. I am glad Positivo work with life, not death. Your project successfully maintained positive thinking all the way.’

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