21 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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.

    S3/ Ep5: Voice Notes to Self (part 2)

    S3/ Ep5: Voice Notes to Self (part 2)

    Voice Notes to Self (part 2): Just as the previous episode did, this episode is in response to the many news articles written about women during the pandemic and it is inspired by Jah9's song "Note to Self." This episode is here to intentionally record and amplify women's uncensored experiences over the last year. Women have been doing an unequal share of the work of caring for family members, schooling children, keeping house, and nursing patients back to health, all while appearing composed and full of grace. What a difficult facade to keep up all of the time. Recognizing this as a woman myself, I offer this episode as a space for women to be heard, for you to listen, and a space that will hopefully encourage you to check in on yourself and the women and girls that you love. This episode listens to women who have been navigating, coping, and surviving a global pandemic. As you listen to S3/ Ep5 and S3/ Ep4, please hear their voices with an open heart and find yourself amongst their stories.

    Thank you to the women who shared their voice notes to self so publicly: Nicole Fields, Karen Thaxter-Nesbeth, Patricia V., Moji A., and Lizzy Brown. And thank you to the music makers whose songs have been my salve. Enjoy their songs on Spotify or wherever you stream music: Jah9 feat Chronixx "Note to Self", Alanna Stuart "Black Voices Matter", Jaz Elise "Good over Evil", Gavsborg "Domestic Termites Love Rock Music", and Sevana "Phone a Friend". All of the music featured on this episode was released between March 2020 and March 2021, year one of the coronavirus global pandemic. Listen deeply.

    Please click here for more information about the collaborative partnerships made possible by Level Fields.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S3/ Ep4: Voice Notes to Self (part 1)

    S3/ Ep4: Voice Notes to Self (part 1)

    Voice Notes to Self (part 1): In response to the many news articles written about women during the pandemic and inspired by Jah9's song "Note to Self", this episode is here to intentionally record and amplify women's uncensored experiences over the last year. Women have been doing an unequal share of the work of caring for family members, schooling children, keeping house, and nursing patients back to health, all while appearing composed and full of grace. What a difficult facade to keep up all of the time. Recognizing this as a woman myself, I offer this episode as a space for women to be heard, for you to listen, and a space that will hopefully encourage you to check in on yourself and the women and girls that you love. This episode listens to women who have been navigating, coping, and surviving a global pandemic. As you listen to S3/ Ep4 and S3/ Ep5, please hear their voices with an open heart and find yourself amongst their stories. 
    Thank you to the women who shared their voice notes: Desiree Campbell, Merissa Collins, Naita Semaj Williams, Anita Baksh, and Elizabeth Todd Breland. And thank you to the music makers whose songs have been my balm. Enjoy their songs on Spotify or wherever you stream/ purchase music: Jah9 feat Chronixx "Note to Self", Runkus feat Naomi Cowan "Everybody Going Live", Aminah Rose "Who Knew", Hugh feat Bonjay "Walk It Off", and Lila Ike "Where I'm Coming From." All of the music featured on this episode was released between March 2020 and March 2021, year one of the coronavirus global pandemic. Listen deeply. 
    Please click here for more information about the non-profit survivor-centered gender justice organization the Jahajee Sisters.  

    • 56 min
    S3/ Ep3: Surrender to Yourself, A Conversation with Jah9

    S3/ Ep3: Surrender to Yourself, A Conversation with Jah9

    This episode celebrates the 1 year anniversary of Jah9’s third studio album Note to Self (March 2020). We discuss how Jah9 has grown from living in Tanzania for a year, we deconstruct race identity, she shares how she has continued to work on herself and how you can surrender to yourself via a Note to Self reboot that will be a Feel Good retreat hosted in Zanzibar this year (details at Jah9.com). We wrap-up with a chat about how the music of both East and West Africa are influencing the future of her musical sound. Don't miss this conversation. Join me #ForPosterity. You may stream Jah9’s music on all music platforms and watch her live performance at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, virtual edition, on March 5, 2021. Details are available at jamaicajazzandblues.com and on their social media accounts. Music notes: "Hey You" from Jah9's Note to Self (2020).  Reading notes: Vincent Carretta's Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century (2003 is the updated edition). 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S3/ Ep2: Roots Don't Always Indicate Where One Is From, A Conversation with Christopher Creary

    S3/ Ep2: Roots Don't Always Indicate Where One Is From, A Conversation with Christopher Creary

    My guest is Mr. Christopher Creary and our conversation is about plants that are mistakenly believed to be native to or indigenous to the Caribbean. This conversation was recorded at the former Hope Experimental Garden (now the Royal Hope Botanic Gardens).  If you’re ever at the Gardens, pay Mr. Creary a visit. You will be glad you did. For now, enjoy this episode about how plants, communities, and street names reveal Jamaica's colonial history. Reader’s reference: William Fawcett’s “The Public Gardens and Plantations of Jamaica” published in The Botanical Gazette (1897), the novels and poetry collections of Jamaica Kincaid, Olive Senior, and Lorna Goodison. Musical references: “Over the Hills and Far Away” performed by Hilary James and Simon Mayer (via YouTube) and “Where Is My Home” by Aisha (via Bandcamp).

    • 37 min
    S3/ Ep 1: Nuh One Way deh fe Heng Daag, A Conversation with Dr. Leahcim Semaj

    S3/ Ep 1: Nuh One Way deh fe Heng Daag, A Conversation with Dr. Leahcim Semaj

    As a public figure who has, for some forty years, inspired Jamaican people and encouraged Caribbean and global businesses to make better investments in their employees, my season 3 opening guest is none other than Chief Ideator of Above or Beyond, Dr. Leahcim Semaj, my father. This episode is a collection of his lived experiences, which prove that the personal is the universal and that community can be found in a neighborhood or in a book. And the amalgamation of his stories is best summed up by the Jamaican proverb "Nuh One Way duh fe Heng Daag," which translates from the Jamaican to the English to mean “there isn’t just one way to hang a dog.” If we are to survive in this world, we may sometimes have to find alternative means to the ends we seek. This episode is a celebration of the power of words to uplift people, define identity, and shift one's perspective. This is For Posterity.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    S2/ Ep8: Daylight Come for Environmental Activism with Diana McCaulay

    S2/ Ep8: Daylight Come for Environmental Activism with Diana McCaulay

    After working the land all night, home is where one wants to be when daylight come. But, what if your Caribbean home is deadly hot because of climate change or the depletion of natural, protective resources? What would happen if daylight kills? This episode features Diana McCaulay, the author of Daylight Come (2020) and four other amazing novels that explore her real Jamaica. Diana is also, notably, a sharp environmental activist and was the founder and CEO of Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Amongst other missions, Diana has been at the forefront of the 25-year battle against bauxite mining in Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Our conversation is a matter of life and death for this sun-soaked island in the sea. Listen in now and support the mission by following JET on social media.  Together we can stop the mining and protect Jamaica. > >

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Lady Miss Teacher ,

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.

Slak267 ,

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 💐🙏🏾✨‬

Gabby Clarke ,

Thank You

Thank you for stepping out and creating this podcast 🙏🏾 I just listened to the episode with Jah9 and it was insightful. 💫

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