17 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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Know Your Caribbean Podcast Know Your Caribbean

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    • 4.9 • 80 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.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Story of the Soucouyant and the Loogaroo

    The Story of the Soucouyant and the Loogaroo

    She fall sunder many names, from the Boo Hag in the Carolinas, the Old Higue or Ole Haig in Guyana, Asema in Suriname, Soucouyant in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad, Martinique, Guadeloupe and more, even Louisiana. But who is she? Let's hear some stories about the elusive Soucouyant, closing off the episode with a a powerful story of resistance
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    • 24 min
    Junkanoo Jam Session Part Two - The Bahamas

    Junkanoo Jam Session Part Two - The Bahamas

    In our second instalment of the Junkanoo Jam series, we take a look at Junkanoo in the Bahamas.(see Jamaican Junkanoo in part 1) The largest Junkanoo parade in the world, glitzy, glamorous, large and in charge. But what are the fundamentally African roots of Junkanoo in The Bahamas? Let's see where underneath the gold and glitter are sparks of resistance.


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    • 17 min
    Obeah, Mermaids and Magic

    Obeah, Mermaids and Magic

    Touching on many topics, from how descendants of enslaved Africans in the Caribbean worshipped Mami Wata/ Mama Dlo, danced the 'Calenda' and Bele, and how rain was conjured out of nowhere in the heights of droughts.
    Excerpts from the book 'Obeah and Witchcraft in the West Indies' by Hesketh J Bell.
    Featured Kalinda music by : Red Drum Drumming - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMwyhjknOAk
    Bele Music from Martinique by : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IslellMtIz8&t=464s

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    • 51 min
    Life in a Slave Market in New Orleans

    Life in a Slave Market in New Orleans

    A podcast minis ode, extending from our love story series, where enslaved people came from the Caribbean to New Orleans, what was it like in the slave markets. Some things you may never imagine being heard or said.
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    • 9 min
    Junkanoo Jam Session Part One - Jamaica

    Junkanoo Jam Session Part One - Jamaica

    Junkanoo is an African centred festival found across many areas in the Caribbean, Central America and even parts of the USA. Found specifically during Christmas time, like much of our masquerade it is rooted in resistance, African spiritual and cultural practice and anti-colonial intent. Dying in some areas and flourishing in others. For part one of our Junkanoo Jam Sessions we head to the root of Junkanoo - Jamaica. Here we uncover the history and spiritual significance of a dying Jamaican Christmas time culture.

    Kenneth Bilby Essay:
    https://brill.com/view/journals/nwig/84/3-4/article-p179_1.xml?language=en
    Featured Junkanoo music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owJ_iy_79d8

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    • 39 min
    Bad Gyal Stories - Women in Resistance Post Emancipation

    Bad Gyal Stories - Women in Resistance Post Emancipation

    Celebrating the unknown and uncelebrated histories of women and resistance in the Caribbean. Emancipation and the apprenticeship period was not a 'lighter' version of enslavement for many as we were made to believe. How did Caribbean women resist? Find out here.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

mindyabiz ,

Love the podcast

I love the Know your Caribbean podcast. It really is a blessing to connect with our culture and stories. Thank you! 🇹🇹

trinitwin ,

Thank you !

Your work and research is extraordinary, you bring back so many memories, your work is great appreciated. 🇹🇹

jenn_q_LA ,

We need this!

Thank you for this work. As a Caribbean I find myself wanting to connect more with my ancestry and learn history from our perspective. This podcast is well produced and the research is detailed yet told like a story which brings out rich oral traditions to life. Thank you, thank you. ♥️🇨🇺

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