Recorded live in Jamaica, this podcast critically explores life, art, and culture. Yes, everything from music to the _isms to migration to love. Press play on conversations and musings that give way to reflections on what matters to us today, so that our voices may be preserved and future generations can know.
S6/ep4: This Is Star Girl Naomi Cowan
Singer, songwriter Naomi Cowan is back for a solo conversation about her current project and so much more. She joined me back in 2020 with her fellow Rock & Groove Riddim singers — Sevana, Lila Iké, and Jaz Elise — and today she talks with me about the bright star energy she has brought to Star Girl, the first installment of what will be a succession of mixtapes.
On this episode you will hear “Gun Shot”, “The Voice”, and “Naked” by Naomi Cowan, as well as “Ism Schism” by Naomi’s mother Carlene Davis. Stream Naomi Cowan's entire catalog on Apple or Spotify and follow her on socials @naomicowan.
S6/ep3: Energy in Abundance with Exile di Brave
Now based in Germany, the Kingston/Portmore-bred dancehall MC known as Exile di Brave joins me to talk about his journey into music. This Jamaican rapper-singer-deejay-producer, is a jolt of positive, infectious energy. Tune in and catch the vibe. And be sure to stream or purchase the tracks referenced in this episode: “For Everything” by Exile and from his 2020 album Project Affinity, “Folklore” (2020) by Exile & Time Cow (2020), and “Run” (2020) by Exile & Gavsborg. Oh, and like a Marvel movie, make sure you stay tuned until the last drip-drop, as there is a curious bonus track that's eager to be heard. Exile's newest project will be landing later in 2022.
S6/ Ep 1: Inansi - Part 1
Jamaican artist Inansi proves that art can humbly extend and collage our memories. In this 2-part episode Inansi previews her upcoming memoir with amazing sketches of her colorful life. Get to know this artist as she talks to me about her family's history in Jamaica, the sisterhood of fierce Jaguars, one dangerous night at Bob Marley's residence in 1976, and all kinds of fashion accessories that she designed while living in New York City. If you're in Jamaica, find Inansi's multimodal work across the island and in various spaces. And if you're online with a crypto wallet, you can find Inansi on the OpenSea. Here is a link to her work on The INDIGO TRIBE NFT project, where pieces titled “Fashionfruit Femme” and “Ms. Coffeebean Queen” are still available, for a limited time. Enjoy part one!
S6/ Ep2: Inansi Part 2
This is part-two of my conversation with Jamaican artist Inansi. We walk-through her amazing life of love, art, and activism as we preview her upcoming memoir. This June 2022, Inansi’s work will also be a part of the 50th anniversary of the Perry Henzell film The Harder They Come. You can get in touch with Inansi on Facebook. If you're in Jamaica, find Inansi's multimodal work across the island and in various spaces. And if you're online with a crypto wallet, you can find Inansi on the OpenSea. Here is a link to her work on The INDIGO TRIBE NFT project, where pieces titled “Fashionfruit Femme” and “Ms. Coffeebean Queen” are still available, for a limited time. Enjoy part one!
S5/ Ep6: We Ain' Done with Cyndi Celeste
Barbadian spoken word poet Cyndi Celeste is a beacon of inspiration (hence, there's no wonder they were invited by the government of Barbados to perform “We Ain’ Done” at the Pride of Nationhood celebration on November 30, 2021, the day Barbados officially became a republic). This conversation advocates for the power of voice and a brave new future of inclusivity. Our chat is particularly important because too many Caribbean folks still think of poetry as "just a hobby" and not a profession. Take a good listen to this episode and check out Cyndi Celeste's full performance of "We Ain' Done" by clicking here. Big up to the awesome individuals who helped Cyndi Celeste to prepare the poem "We Ain' Done": Alex Downes, Roshanna Trimm, Java Sealy, and Daniel Boxill. And big up to Celeste's inspirations: Bajan spoken word poet Adrian Green, the Poetry Lime open-mic at Barbados Community College, and the Rhythm Poets of Barbados — Winston Farrell, Adisa Andwele (AJA). Rest in power to Kamau Brathwaite.
S5/ Ep5: Music Is the Journey/ Talking with Ken Boothe
Born in Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica in 1948, Ken Boothe, OD, has been recording music since the 1960s. Whether it was rocksteady, ska, lovers rock, or reggae, Ken Boothe has been moving people’s feet, touching hearts, and soothing souls for more than fifty years. His music is the music of love - love’s highs, love’s lows, love for humanity, and love for country. Ken Boothe talks with me about his amazing musical journey and this episode shows just how far music can travel. (Big up the sound systems who have kept the Jamaican music industry going during this global pandemic. Dub plates are forever!)
Outside of all the boxes
The conversations are inspiring. Each topic and guest invite the listener to think thoughts that might not have occurred because often curiosity is discouraged and even punished. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone that is curious or aspires to be curious.
Dis need crowd
I am such a huge fan of the production on For Posterity. It feels like a warm and welcoming experience every time. Thanking you for building a bridge for those of us who want to stay connected to home while living in the diaspora. You deserve all the flowers 💐🙏🏾✨
Thank you for stepping out and creating this podcast 🙏🏾 I just listened to the episode with Jah9 and it was insightful. 💫