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The Quick + The Brave is an independent media platform based in Amsterdam built to represent, inspire and celebrate community. We share perspectives on culture, inclusivity, sustainability and self-care.


Our mission is to bridge cultural gaps and create fertile ground for creative minds and lives to take root.

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The Quick + The Brave is an independent media platform based in Amsterdam built to represent, inspire and celebrate community. We share perspectives on culture, inclusivity, sustainability and self-care.


Our mission is to bridge cultural gaps and create fertile ground for creative minds and lives to take root.

    The Quinsy + Axmed Show: Solange Ludmila Duncan MP

    The Quinsy + Axmed Show: Solange Ludmila Duncan MP

    Welcome to the first episode of The Quinsy + Axmed Show on The Quick + The Brave. 

    Ahead of Keti Koti, hosts Quinsy Gario and Axmed Maxamed speak with one of an up and coming political voice in St Maarten, Solange Ludmila Duncan MP. 

    Our hosts talk with Ludmila about the importance of 1 July as a day of commemoration, decolonisation and the ways in which the Kingdom of the Netherlands relates to the repercussions of slavery and colonisation. 

    Plus Quinsy and Axmed get into their own mix of Q and As: Quotidian and Analog news, Asterisks (things that make you go ‘Hmmm?’) and Qualifieds (things that get the Quinsy + Axmed seal of approval).

    A transcript of the show will be available soon at www.thequickandthebrave.com.



    Had a listen and want more background on the topics covered? Hit up these links:



    Bonaire Human Rights: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQJj8r_F0_m/

    Keti Koti will be spread over two days this year in Arnhem (Dutch): https://www.gelderlander.nl/arnhem-e-o/keti-koti-wordt-deze-maand-herdacht-en-gevierd-in-arnhem-ook-deze-stad-heeft-sporen-van-slavernij~a1b8988f/

    Member of parliament Solange Ludmila Duncan will champion legislation that will make Community Councils public bodies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Em12RHMEss&t=505s

    Passages from the book Aftershocks of Disaster: https://twitter.com/axmedamiinmax/status/1394716259221135361

    Sint Maarten celebrates Emancipation Day: https://caribbean.loopnews.com/content/sint-maarten-celebrates-emancipation-day

    Sint Maarten lawmakers filed a petition with a U.N. special rapporteur on racism accusing the Netherlands of “racial discrimination” and “violations of international rights.”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/coronavirus-sint-maarten-netherlands/2021/03/10/d2f58bea-80e9-11eb-81db-b02f0398f49a_story.html

    National Ombudsman says to the Dutch government, that failing water supply on St. Eustatius unacceptable: https://www.theioi.org/ioi-news/current-news/national-ombudsman-failing-water-supply-on-st-eustatius-unacceptable 

    St. Maarten’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: http://www.sintmaartengov.org/government/ECYS/Pages/Intangible-Cultural-Heritage-Inventory.aspx

    UEFA tries to claim the rainbow colours mean something they don't mean: https://twitter.com/axmedamiinmax/status/1407665219804012544

    Black S*x Workers conference organised by The Black S*x Workers collective: https://www.blacksexworkercollective.org/home2

    Slavery in Utrecht: https://twitter.com/NancyJouwe/status/1406908518670782465

    • 50 min
    010: Let's Get Active with Coach Hernsy

    010: Let's Get Active with Coach Hernsy

    Let’s Get Active y’all.

    Self-care is what we need right now – and physical wellness plays a big part. In episode 010, we talk with Coach Hernsy. If you’ve been to one of his fitness classes in Amsterdam or Dubai, you know he brings a unique energy to each and every workout.

    We ask him how he got into fitness, why it’s important to keep moving during lockdown and the transition from in-person to virtual coaching. Plus, hear a bit about the workout series he’s making for TQTB, Let’s Get Active.

    Credits: Obi Mgbado, Marie-Anne Leuty

    • 50 min
    009 Wellness with Haroun: Adjustment

    009 Wellness with Haroun: Adjustment

    ‘Wellness with Haroun’ is a mini-series from The Quick + The Brave exploring wellbeing and self-care during the coronavirus lockdown.

    In this first episode, Marie-Anne speaks with psychologist Haroun from BraveKey Therapy about adjustment and working from home.

    From the macro to the micro, they discuss the psychological impact on society at large to the individual, through to what routines can help to create an effective – and safe – day working from home.

    Credits: Obi Mgbado, Marie-Anne Leuty, Armina Stepan

    Disclaimer: All TQTB productions at this time respect measures related to social distancing as outlined by the Dutch authorities.

    • 50 min
    008 Link and build

    008 Link and build

    As the Dutch government extends special measures to flatten the curve until 28th April 2020, Obi and Marie-Anne talk about what we’re seeing in the Netherlands and across the globe and how we continue to process the effects of coronavirus.

    Plus a call to action to creatives as The Quick + The Brave looks to support them with an outlet – while staying physically distant – right now.

    Disclaimer: All TQTB productions at this time respect measures related to social distancing as outlined by the Dutch authorities.

    • 31 min
    007 Life’s weird now

    007 Life’s weird now

    Marie-Anne and Obi try to articulate some of the whirlpool of thoughts we (and likely, you) have had over the past few weeks due to COVID-19.

    What paradoxes have come about due to this pandemic?

    How do we protect and support our most vulnerable people?

    What on Earth, generally, is going on?

    We can’t answer ANY of these questions. But we’re chatting about it anyhow.

    • 40 min
    006 Delia Bookings

    006 Delia Bookings

    Marie-Anne interviews Sharri, founder of inclusive music agency Delia Bookings, based in Amsterdam.

    She champions the weird and the wonderful in electronic music. Her many musical influences combine with core values about inclusivity and representation. The result? A damn good party and a roster of artists from London to Glasgow to Nairobi.

    Plus, get a sneak peek of what Delia Booking’s first time at the ADE festival.

    Music cred: @KMRU

    • 44 min

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