Caribbean-American bloggers DysChick & SocaSaySo continue their successful chat series in this podcast dedicated to addressing the pressing concerns of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community.
THE RETURN: A Full Rave Finale
In this season finale, DysChick and SocaSaySo share the soca tunes that we want to hear when we go outta road – now that we can go outta road!
THE RETURN: Meh-morial Weekend
In our last episode, SocaSaySo made some predictions of what could go wrong over the biggest party weekend in the States. Well, she couldn’t have predicted this. After being cancelled for the past two years, masqueraders were excited to get back to outside! Unfortunately, outside was not ready for them. DysChick rants with guest host Ms. Jouvert (@MsJouvert) about the catastrophe that was Atlanta Carnival and why she says the city will have to work hard to earn back the public’s trust after what happened.
Then we RAVE to “Can’t Stay Away” by Grenadian soca artiste Jab King. I guess Ms. Jouvert is right. Even when things go wrong, soca is a lifestyle and we can’t stay away!
THE RETURN: Politics over People
2022 kicked off H1 with a bang! That’s an unfortunate pun, but given that the United States has had more mass shootings than there are days in the year, it’s appropriate. The US has a serious gun problem yet it seems that the violence has not shaken lawmakers who seem more interested in political power than changing policies. The only policy they are considering changing is the one protecting women’s reproductive rights. DysChick and SocaSaySo get unfiltered and RANT about whether or not the government will stop putting politics over people.
Then we RAVE to “High Mas” by calypso legend David Rudder. We could all use some good vibrations as we head into Memorial Weekend.
THE RETURN: Jamila the Host
Did you know that our very own SocaSaySo does more than highlight the artist and soca tunes you need to know? She’s also an event host. In this episode, she RANTs about how she got started, why she loves it, and what sets her apart from those other hosts who don’t even do costume changes?!
Then we RAVE to “Don’t Stop Carnival” by Olatunji, a Trinidadian soca artiste who will be performing at this summer’s International African Arts festival being hosted by (you guessed it) Jamila! Tickets available on Eventbrite.
THE RETURN: DysChick’s Adventures
We’re back! In this episode we talk about the return to travel now that COVID mandates are being reconsidered. Not only are countries open to receiving US travelers again, but events and excursions are also back. After 2 years of not getting on a plane, DysChick returns from her vacation to tell us all about what it was like to travel with the new COVID mandates both domestically and internationally. Find out why she says she has a hard time going on vacation and what she plans to do next.
Then we RAVE to “Road Trip” by Machel Montano.
THE RETURN: Caribbean Film
The pandemic is officially over! Well, maybe not. But Third Horizon is coming back to BAM. Third Horizon is an award-winning filmmaking collective dedicated to developing, producing, exhibiting, and distributing film and other art forms that give voice to stories of the Caribbean. In this episode, DysChick RANTs with the group’s Associate Director of Community Engagement, Alysia Christiani, about the return of the film festival on April 27th at BAM, the need for representation for those of us living abroad, and whether or not she thinks Hollywood is ready for an all-Caribbean cast.
Then we RAVE to “Showtime” by Machel Montano, star of the film Bazodee.
Find out more about Third Horizon by visiting their website at http://thirdhorizonfilmfestival.com and following them on social media @thrdhrzn. Also, log on to StudioAnansi.tv to check out some amazing films from Caribbean filmmakers.
Super amazing podcast with the best host!! Highly highly recommended!!
Relevant, thoughtful, timely, and fun
Incredibly informative and fun series with thoughtful questions that really get into the heart of so many discussions relevant to our current times. Balanced with humor, fun banter, and great music. I highly recommend checking out this podcast - you’ll be hooked after one episode.
One more fi di culture!
Great job ladies! I enjoyed the rant & Rave event series and I’m looking forward to listening to more thoughtful conversations around The Caribbean Entertainment scene!