13 episodes

Welcome to Objeks & Tings, the podcast that brings you stories about the objects Caribbeans cherish the most.
Over 12 episodes, Museumand founders and mother-daughter duo, Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell, will be joined by guests who each dive into the significance behind an object that represents their Caribbean heritage, and explore the role it played in their British upbringing.
Objeks & Tings is a brand new podcast collaboration between Message Heard and Museumand, The National Caribbean Heritage Museum.
Music composed by Tom Biddle & David Olowu.

Learn more about The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, on their website Museumand, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Find out more about Message Heard, on our website messageheard.com, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Objeks & Tings, the podcast that brings you stories about the objects Caribbeans cherish the most.
Over 12 episodes, Museumand founders and mother-daughter duo, Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell, will be joined by guests who each dive into the significance behind an object that represents their Caribbean heritage, and explore the role it played in their British upbringing.
Objeks & Tings is a brand new podcast collaboration between Message Heard and Museumand, The National Caribbean Heritage Museum.
Music composed by Tom Biddle & David Olowu.

Learn more about The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, on their website Museumand, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Find out more about Message Heard, on our website messageheard.com, or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

    Episode 12 - It Takes a Village

    Episode 12 - It Takes a Village

    It’s our last episode of the series so we are ending on a sentimental note and talking all things youth clubs with famed choreographer Boy Blue a.k.a Kenrick Sandy. Kenrick is a world class choreographer and earned his stripes in his local youth club as a teenager. Youth clubs play a vital role in the upbringing of many young Caribbeans in the UK and in this way are a key part of the village that it takes to raise a child. So now with an MBE under his belt and choreographing events such as the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, Kenrick likes to give back to the institution that helped him flourish and volunteers at youth clubs whenever he can. 

    This episode was a Message Heard production brought to you in partnership with Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell of The National Caribbean Heritage Museum: Museumand. To find out more about the amazing work Museumand does to showcase Caribbean stories in the UK click here: https://www.museumand.org/
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    • 21 min
    Episode 11 - Provision

    Episode 11 - Provision

    This week we're talking all things music - our guest Chris is a hip hop musician who made an album in celebration of his British and Caribbean culture. In his music he touches on gentrification, racism, tolerance, acceptance, how British life feels like for him today and what it meant for his grandparents.

    This episode was a Message Heard production brought to you in partnership with Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell of The National Caribbean Heritage Museum: Museumand. To find out more about the amazing work Museumand does to showcase Caribbean stories in the UK click here: https://www.museumand.org/
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    • 22 min
    Episode 10 - Afro Hair and Beauty

    Episode 10 - Afro Hair and Beauty

    The hot comb - an object that has a lot of meaning to many from the Windrush Generation, but even more so to our guest Rudi Page whose mother was one of the best around at using the hot comb. This 'ting' is still aiding the crowning glory of Caribbeans in the UK. Everyone from Caribbean descent has a hair-raising tale to tell about them as an observer or user. In this episode Rudi tells us about his childhood memories, many of them revolving around hair and how his professional career is very much influenced by it too.

    This episode was a Message Heard production brought to you in partnership with Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell of The National Caribbean Heritage Museum: Museumand. To find out more about the amazing work Museumand does to showcase Caribbean stories in the UK, click here: https://www.museumand.org/

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    • 22 min
    Episode 9 - First Hand or Last Hand?

    Episode 9 - First Hand or Last Hand?

    In this episode we're talking all things Pardner: a type of savings scheme that originated in Africa, was taken to the Caribbean by the enslaved Africans and then made its way to the UK with the Windrush generation. Due to institutionalised racism in the UK banking system, people arriving from the Caribbean were often unable to access basic banking services so Pardner provided a great way to save. In this episode, we speak to Paul Henriques, who launched the Pardna App to bring the traditional saving method he grew up with, into the 21st Century.

    This episode was a Message Heard production brought to you in partnership with Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell of The National Caribbean Heritage Museum: Museumand. To find out more about the amazing work Museumand does to showcase Caribbean stories in the UK, click here: https://www.museumand.org/
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    • 23 min
    Episode 8 - Smart and Stylish

    Episode 8 - Smart and Stylish

    Interesting textiles, bright colours and tropical flora and fauna. Inspired by her heritage, our guest Tihara Smith, has created a fashion collection. Each piece celebrates the vibrant cultures of the Caribbean, with a London twist. Now also making art prints, greeting cards and accessories, this week Tihara speaks with Catherine and Lynda about what inspires her to celebrate the culture and history of the Windrush Generation.

    This episode was a Message Heard production brought to you in partnership with Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell of The National Caribbean Heritage Museum: Museumand. To find out more about the amazing work Museumand does to showcase Caribbean stories in the UK, click here: https://www.museumand.org/
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    • 22 min
    Episode 7 – Ebony, Not Ivory

    Episode 7 – Ebony, Not Ivory

    A magazine, but not just any - when Ebony magazine came out in the 1945 it revolutionised the industry. For the first time, Black people in America and worldwide not only felt represented, but were also shown in a positive light. This week’s guest, Dawn-Maria France, talks about how her dream of becoming a journalist stemmed from the Ebony mags her mum used to buy her when she was growing up, as well as the importance of positive representation for the Windrush community. 

    This episode was a Message Heard production brought to you in partnership with Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell of The National Caribbean Heritage Museum: Museumand. To find out more about the amazing work Museumand does to showcase Caribbean stories in the UK click here: https://www.museumand.org/
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    • 24 min

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