8 episodes

Coming from the much loved platform Know Your Caribbean, this podcast is geared entirely to telling the stories of the Caribbean, it's history and culture, food, music and more. Including the fan favourite Gangsta Stories from the Caribbean. Here to uplift, empower through education in ways that make you feel connected to yourself. So get to know yourself through Know Your Caribbean.

Hosted by Fiona Compton with special guests.

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The Know Your Caribbean Podcast Know Your Caribbean

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    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Coming from the much loved platform Know Your Caribbean, this podcast is geared entirely to telling the stories of the Caribbean, it's history and culture, food, music and more. Including the fan favourite Gangsta Stories from the Caribbean. Here to uplift, empower through education in ways that make you feel connected to yourself. So get to know yourself through Know Your Caribbean.

Hosted by Fiona Compton with special guests.

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    GANGSTA STORIES - The Suriname Maroons

    GANGSTA STORIES - The Suriname Maroons

    In this episode we discuss the gangsta stories of one of the largest Maroon strongholds to ever exist. 20,000 strong, holding on to ancient African traditions, we show love and tell the stories of the complex legacy of the Maroons of Suriname, some of the most gangsta rebels in Caribbean history.
    Featuring our guest Nii Tetteh, the chocolate voice from the Motherland

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    • 56 min
    Love Stories of Our Enslaved Ancestors

    Love Stories of Our Enslaved Ancestors

    An epic Love Story of Madison Washington and his wife Susan. Madison escapes slavery in Virginia, travels over 1000 miles to freedom, only to return into the belly of the beast to save his wife. In an unbelievable twist of fate, this story is by all means unforgettable.
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    • 47 min
    The Maroons of Dominica

    The Maroons of Dominica

    An insight into the history of the Maroons of Dominica, a country with the last Kalinago stronghold, home to Maroon country that was larger than the entire island of Barbados. Stories of resistance and rebellion against enslavement, and the complex dynamics of societies in the Caribbean .
    Featured music - The Kalinago National Anthem, as features in the Miss Kalinago pageant 2016, Dominica, performed by the Dominica Kalinago community.

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    • 43 min
    Christianity and Slavery - The role of the Church in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade - Part 2

    Christianity and Slavery - The role of the Church in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade - Part 2

    An insight into the complex role of the Church with the Trans Atlantic Slave trade. Its recruitment, and impact in Africa and the Caribbean. Guest from Ghana Nii Tetteh gives insight into Christianity West Africa whilst we dissect the nuances of the very complicated history we have with the Chrstian Fatih.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NXN4pIblLI - Link to our featured music from Trinidad !

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Christianity and the Caribbean - Unknown truth of slavery and the Church

    Christianity and the Caribbean - Unknown truth of slavery and the Church

    The church, one of the largest and most powerful institutions in the world. The church has shaped this planet from schooling, to economics and of course the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. From validating slavery, petitioning for abolition but also being grafters and slave owners themselves.
    In this episode learn about the writer of the famous gospel 'Amazing Grace' was a slave trader how Dominica's African slave economy was founded by a Black Christian, how Barbados plantations bolstered the Church of England, and how a 27yr old Deacon was the leader of one of the largest slave revolts in history.

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    • 49 min
    Stories our Indigenous People from the Caribbean

    Stories our Indigenous People from the Caribbean

    In history books the stories of our Indigenous people have been often whittled down to scattered accounts of food they ate, stone axes and genocide by Europeans. But what about love? Revenge? Honour? Valour? What about friendship and betrayal, incredible skill, and real gangsta action by the people who walked the Caribbean soil for centuries before murderous Columbus and his crew foot?
    Find out some unforgettable stories that are so epic they should timeless films. Stories that are uniquely from the Caribbean but speaks to the heart of our humanity.
    Caribbean music segment - Paranda Music from our Garifuna people courtesy of the Warasa Drum School - Belize
    Link to Alexandre Moreau de Jonnes book can be found here https://archive.org/details/adventuresinwars00morerich/page/112/mode/2up?view=theater
    Read more about the survival of the Kalinago people here : https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/caribs-dominica-land-rights-and-ethnic-consciousness

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

MrArcadiaMine ,

Very helpful.

I have some connection to the region being a third generation immigrant in the US but a lot of what I was told as a kid lacked a lot of context. This show fills SO MANY gaps and helps me understand more about my family, the history of the Americas, and present day.

I think it’s great and even with some of the harder content the host manages to move through it in a respectful way with appropriate context, at least from my perspective.

Great show, worth listening to.

Effie Palaz ,

FINALLY

I love listening to history podcasts but almost everything you find is Western Europe-based or talks about “ancient history” and only focuses on the Greeks and Romans without any glance outside of Europe. The Caribbean is near and dear to my heart as someone who lived in Dominican Republic and I love hearing these little shared/known histories told in a way that respects the dignity and agency of the people who lived them. I love this podcast and the accompanying Instagram platform. I hope that there will be more frequent podcasts in the future because this is a topic that should be shared widely!

Flowerchild_83 ,

So Excited!!

So happy to hear about the Caribbean. Being first generation American my mom didn’t know her own history or knowledge of her home land but I am so loving the podcast. It helps me to discover who I am as a person and the beautiful culture of the islands

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