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A podcast committed to the exploration and discussion of African and diasporic art, fashion, culture, and history. "Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter." We are the lions. This is our story.

Balance Me..‪.‬ Balance Me Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast committed to the exploration and discussion of African and diasporic art, fashion, culture, and history. "Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter." We are the lions. This is our story.

    The Voice of a Saxophone with Davishmar | Season 2 Episode 2

    The Voice of a Saxophone with Davishmar | Season 2 Episode 2

    Davishmar Hicks is a true renaissance man. His song “A Rose Blooms In Chaos” is one of my favorites. One of my favourite things about this episode is the cadence with which we speak about his music career, his boxing ambitions, and his connection to Ghana. Check out his song on Spotify here. https://open.spotify.com/album/2fA2j3NA7draH5CGrBeNiD

    • 11 min
    Contemporary African Art with Richard Mudariki | Episode 1

    Contemporary African Art with Richard Mudariki | Episode 1

    Richard Mudariki is the founder of artHARARE Contemporary Art Fair. As respected visual artist in his own right, Mudariki trained as an Archaeologist but studied painting part time at Gallery Delta in Harare under the mentorship of the late renowned artist Helen Leiros. He lives and works between Harare and Cape Town.

    Mudariki's creative career spans over 20 years. During that period he has held six solo exhibitions and participated in numerous international, contemporary art exhibitions in London, Paris, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harare, Milan and New York. His work is held in both public and private collections around the world.

    • 24 min
    Authentic African Leadership | Episode 10

    Authentic African Leadership | Episode 10

    Rachel Nyaradzo Adams. Named one of the 100 Young Influential Africans of 2019 she is driven by her commitment to empower leaders towards courageous and authentic leadership. She believes that Africa will only get the future it deserves if leaders can access their highest courage and most authentic power. She is the founder of Narachi Leadership where she merges tools from neuroscience, psychology and ontology to give clients a holistic opportunity for theirs and their followers continued development. In this work she offers her expertise as a facilitator, ontological coach, advisory partner and speaker. She works with corporates, entrepreneurs, teams and individuals. Rachel has received numerous awards for leadership and academic excellence including: the Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship; the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship; the Mellon Mays Leadership and Service Award; the Mellon Mays Scholarship and the Felix Scholarship.

    • 29 min
    Illustrating An African Future | Episode 9

    Illustrating An African Future | Episode 9

    Boris Akeem is an illustrator, treating topics around Pan-Africanism, women and beauty. Born in Ivory Coast, he has been living abroad in several countries due to his father's position in the United Nations. He completed his schooling in socio-economics, has a BA in fine arts and a MA in graphic art. He currently resides and works in Italy.

    Since 2014 he has been exhibiting works at several shows yearly, the most recent being at Soho House in Rome in December of 2021, and the Dakar Biennale in May of 2022. As an Art teacher and predominately freelance artist, he is currently designing a course for creatives starting in April of 2022.

    Music Courtesy of Ernesto Djédjé ℗ 2000 Badmos International | All Rights Reserved

    • 28 min
    Memoirs of a Moroccan Soul Part 2 | Episode 8

    Memoirs of a Moroccan Soul Part 2 | Episode 8

    Abdellah Taïa was born in Rabat , Morocco, in 1973. In a very modest big family. He is the first Arab writer/filmmaker to publicly declare his homosexuality. He is the author of nine novels written in French and translated into many languages, including "Salvation Army" (2006), "An Arab Melancholia" (2008), "Infidels" (2012), "Celui qui est digne d'être aimé" (2017), "La vie lente" (2019). His novel “Le jour du Roi" was awarded the prestigious French Prix de Flore in 2010. His novels were shortlisted many times for the prestigious French literary prizes: le Prix Goncourt, le Prix Renaudot and le Prix Médicis. "Salvation Army", his first movie as a director, is adapted from his eponymous novel. The film was selected for the Venice Film Festival 2013, TIFF 2013, New Directors 2014, Rotterdam Film Festival 2014, and won many international prizes, including The Grand Prix in Angers Film Festival 2014. His novel "A country for dying", published in France in 2015, translated into English (USA) by Seven Stories Press in 2020, recently won the prestigious Pen America Literary Award 2021.

    • 9 min
    Memoirs of a Moroccan Soul Part 1 | Episode 7

    Memoirs of a Moroccan Soul Part 1 | Episode 7

    Abdellah Taïa was born in Rabat , Morocco, in 1973. In a very modest big family.

    He is the first Arab writer/filmmaker to publicly declare his homosexuality.

    He is the author of nine novels written in French and translated into many languages, including "Salvation Army" (2006), "An Arab Melancholia" (2008), "Infidels" (2012), "Celui qui est digne d'être aimé" (2017), "La vie lente" (2019).

    His novel “Le jour du Roi" was awarded the prestigious French Prix de Flore in 2010.

    His novels were shortlisted many times for the prestigious French literary prizes: le Prix Goncourt, le Prix Renaudot and le Prix Médicis.

    "Salvation Army", his first movie as a director, is adapted from his eponymous novel.

    The film was selected for the Venice Film Festival 2013, TIFF 2013, New Directors 2014, Rotterdam Film Festival 2014, and won many international prizes, including The Grand Prix in Angers Film Festival 2014.

    His novel "A country for dying", published in France in 2015,  translated into English  (USA) by Seven Stories Press in 2020, recently won the prestigious Pen America Literary Award 2021.

    • 21 min

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Brilliant and Thoughtprovoking

This is a wonderful podcast. Tinashe selects interesting guests and then allows them to take us on an inner journey into the deep questions with wonderful insight and humour! Worth every minute.

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