Konversations is a Kompleks Creative production hosted by its Principal and Creative Director, Tobias Rose. This new podcast discusses creativity, business and all things in between. We're talking to tastemakers, movers and shakers about what inspires them and how they balance the right brain/left brain battle.
Episode 5.1: The Politics of BS (Part 1)
After an important meeting, some friends of mine came by Kompleks where we discussed local politics. It ran a bit long so we split things up. Consider this part 1 and your intro. It's going to get real.
Episode 4: Art, Beats and Afrofuturism with Dubelyoo
Dubelyoo and Tobias sit down again to talk more art, culture and Afrofutrism in Atlanta, right after the 15 year anniversary of Jack Honey's Art, Beats and Lyrics.
Episode 3: Something Black, Something Durham
Konversations is a monthly discussion with our principal and creative director, Tobias Rose, and special guests on a variety of topics. From entrepreneurship to digital strategy and everything creative and technical in between, we will discuss a different subject during each Konversation.
It takes a village, and it takes a nation. When a small group makes the decision to make things happen, it can have a profound effect on an entire community. The Black August in the Park (BAP) team has done some amazing things in Durham and their work is moving our culture forward. When we talk about what a creative economy is, groups like this can’t be ignored. Their impact on our region inspires people, young and old, while putting a spotlight on businesses and initiatives that are important to our community. As the presenting sponsor for BAP’s Communal Brunch Fundraiser, we’re going to talk through what BAP is and where it goes from here.
Black August in the Park is an annual event hosted by the collective of the same name. BAP is a space for people of the African diaspora to celebrate blackness and commemorate the legacy of freedom fighters through the Black August tradition. BAP provides space for resistance through black joy, opportunity to connect with black organizers doing liberation work and knowledge about the legacy of the black freedom struggle. The founders of BAP are extremely honored to host an event that has come to be known as the largest black family reunion – one that brings together black-owned food trucks, black music, black organizers and black families in the heart of downtown Durham in the name of resistance and love. In 2018, BAP convened over 8,000 black people and is only expected to grow!
Episode 2 - Me, Myself & Us: The Folly of a Creative Economy with Maseo of De La Soul
*Recorded from a Live Broadcast and a Studio Audience: Tobias Rose and Maseo from De La Soul hold a live broadcast of konversations from Durham, North Carolina at WeWork on Black Wall Street. Their conversation covers a range of topics from music, business and cultural intellect.
Episode 1 - At the Intersection of Creativity and Divine Intervention w/ Phonte
Phonte of the Foreign Exchange sits with Tobias Rose to discuss everything from HBCUs to spirituality and the creative process.