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In the year where families and friends have had to source new methods to keep in touch with each other, the story behind Tape Letters has now taken on even greater resonance. 

Following the success of our pilot project in Manchester, we have undertaken a national effort to unearth more cassette tapes that Pakistani migrants in Britain would use to record Tape Letters, a precursor to the present-day voice note. 

To discuss the findings of this project, we can provide interview opportunities with the project founder, Wajid Yaseen, case studies of those who used Tape Letters, as well as quotations and insights from the tapes themselves. Wajid is available for: news and features interviews, podcasts, Radio and Television, academic talks and presentations. 

For more information, quotes, interview requests, and high resolution images, please contact: Armani Syed, Press and Communications Officer armani@modusarts.org

Please note that these contact details are for media enquiries only. For other requests, please contact us here

Previous media coverage: 

Our project has been featured by a number of local and national media outlets and we have also been invited to lead academic presentations and discussions, all of which can be accessed below. 

News and features:

Gal-dem – These vintage cassette tapes hold intimate British-Pakistani oral histories https://gal-dem.com/cassette-tape-letters-british-pakistani-oral-histories 

Asian Image – Before WhatsApp and FaceTime there was the cassette tape
https://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/18257471.whatsapp-facetime-cassette-tape

62 Gladstone Street – Tape Letters: The Pakistani Precursor to WhatsApp Voice Notes
https://62gladstonestreet.co.uk/2020/07/03/tape-letters

London News Online – Tape Letters project responds to COVID-19 https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/tape-letters-project-responds-to-covid-19

MESA Magazine  Tape Letters and the oral legacy of Potwari in Britain
https://mesa-magazine.com/2020/05/06/forgotten-history-tape-letters-and-the-oral-legacy-of-potwari-in-britain/)

Tottenham Community Press – Modus Arts launch a nationwide search for audio messages recorded on cassette tapes (Pg 12 – 13)
https://tottenhamcommunitypress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TCP_April20_ForWeb.pdf)

Radio, Television and Podcasts:

Caraboo Podcast Episode 6 – Cassette Letters https://carabooprojects.podbean.com/e/cassette-letters/?token=177c14b64d24c97a0f708a52304dd9f0

BBC Radio Three Counties (49:15 – 57:00)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08xzl89

MEDIA

In the year where families and friends have had to source new methods to keep in touch with each other, the story behind Tape Letters has now taken on even greater resonance. 

Following the success of our pilot project in Manchester, we have undertaken a national effort to unearth more cassette tapes that Pakistani migrants in Britain would use to record Tape Letters, a precursor to the present-day voice note. 

To discuss the findings of this project, we can provide interview opportunities with the project founder, Wajid Yaseen, case studies of those who used Tape Letters, as well as quotations and insights from the tapes themselves. Wajid is available for: news and features interviews, podcasts, Radio and Television, academic talks and presentations. 

For more information, quotes, interview requests, and high resolution images, please contact: Armani Syed, Press and Communications Officer armani@modusarts.org

Please note that these contact details are for media enquiries only. For other requests, please contact us here

Previous media coverage: 

Our project has been featured by a number of local and national media outlets and we have also been invited to lead academic presentations and discussions, all of which can be accessed below. 

News and features:

Gal-dem – These vintage cassette tapes hold intimate British-Pakistani oral histories (link to https://gal-dem.com/cassette-tape-letters-british-pakistani-oral-histories

Asian Image – Before WhatsApp and FaceTime there was the cassette tape (https://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/18257471.whatsapp-facetime-cassette-tape/)

62 Gladstone Street – Tape Letters: The Pakistani Precursor to WhatsApp Voice Notes (https://62gladstonestreet.co.uk/2020/07/03/tape-letters/)

London News Online – Tape Letters project responds to COVID-19 (https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/tape-letters-project-responds-to-covid-19/)

MESA Magazine: Tape Letters and the oral legacy of Potwari in Britain

(https://mesa-magazine.com/2020/05/06/forgotten-history-tape-letters-and-the-oral-legacy-of-potwari-in-britain/)

Tottenham Community Press – Modus Arts launch a nationwide search for audio messages recorded on cassette tapes (Pg 12 – 13)

(https://tottenhamcommunitypress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TCP_April20_ForWeb.pdf)

Radio, Television and Podcasts:

Loops Podcast Episode 6 – Cassette Letters (https://carabooprojects.podbean.com/e/cassette-letters/?token=177c14b64d24c97a0f708a52304dd9f0

BBC Radio Three Counties (49:15 – 57:00)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08xzl89

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