PRESS

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: Shazia Khan, Press and Communications Officer shazia@tapeletters.com

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 many 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:

Salt Magazine: Preserving British – Pakistani oral histories https://saltmagazine.co.uk/2022/02/13/how-an-art-project-is-preserving-british-pakistani-oral-histories-through-cassette-tapes 

Manchester World: Hidden history of migration https://www.manchesterworld.uk/news/tape-letters-the-project-created-in-manchester-revealing-the-messages-british-pakistani-migrants-recorded-3525014 

TRT World: Preserving Pakistan’s Migratory experience https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/the-tape-letters-project-preserving-pakistan-s-migratory-experience-49917

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

PRESS

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: Shazia Khan, Press and Communications Officer shazia@tapeletters.com

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 many 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:

Salt Magazine: Preserving British – Pakistani oral histories https://saltmagazine.co.uk/2022/02/13/how-an-art-project-is-preserving-british-pakistani-oral-histories-through-cassette-tapes 

Manchester World: Hidden history of migration https://www.manchesterworld.uk/news/tape-letters-the-project-created-in-manchester-revealing-the-messages-british-pakistani-migrants-recorded-3525014 

TRT World: Preserving Pakistan’s Migratory experience https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/the-tape-letters-project-preserving-pakistan-s-migratory-experience-49917

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

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