10 episodes

Interweaving research, conversations, family and expert interviews, Meghan Swaby and Sedina Fiati will host an exciting podcast about Caribbean folklore, exploring how its impact ripples through history to present day and beyond

Beneath the Ceiba Tree Meghan Swaby and Sedina Fiati

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Interweaving research, conversations, family and expert interviews, Meghan Swaby and Sedina Fiati will host an exciting podcast about Caribbean folklore, exploring how its impact ripples through history to present day and beyond

    Rooted in Storytelling (w/ d'bi young anitafrika)

    Rooted in Storytelling (w/ d'bi young anitafrika)

    To mark the end of season one, Meghan and Sedina invite the magnetic and revolutionary Jamaican-Canadian feminist dub poet and activist d'bi young anitafrika to talk with us about the vitalness of storytelling.

    • 57 min
    Dedicated to Miss Lou

    Dedicated to Miss Lou

    This week's very special episode of Beneath The Ceiba Tree is dedicated to Miss Lou, Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator, Louise Bennett-Coverley (1919-2006).

    • 27 min
    Creepy Ghost Children AKA The Duennes (w/ Michelle Walker)

    Creepy Ghost Children AKA The Duennes (w/ Michelle Walker)

    In this week's episode, Sedina speaks with  the wonderful Trinidadian born, artist and artsworker Michelle Walker. She shares stories of growing up in Trinidad and what she thinks about The Duennes folklore. 

    • 39 min
    Indo Caribbean Folktales (w/ Tiara Jade Chutkhan)

    Indo Caribbean Folktales (w/ Tiara Jade Chutkhan)

    This week we chat to new friend of the podcast blogger, writer and editor Tiara Jade Chutkhan and get into some creepy Indo Caribbean folklore.

    • 51 min
    Anansi (w/ Daniel Jelani Ellis)

    Anansi (w/ Daniel Jelani Ellis)

    This week, we welcome Jamaican performer, playwright and educator Daniel Jelani Ellis to chat with us about his spiritual connection to Anansi.

    • 41 min
    The Soucouyant

    The Soucouyant

    This week's episode features another fascinating folklore within Trinidad and Tobago. We caught up with the wonderful Rhoma Spencer to chat about the infamous soucouyant, and why you won't find her in these frigid Toronto streets.

    • 31 min

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