27 episodes

Yams & Yuca explores the fabric of Black identities through culture, food, art, life experiences and more; sharing the stories of international creatives. Co-hosts Heather Benson & Kamara Gray bring their unique perspectives as Black Global Citizens living and working in the UK and beyond. Close your eyes. Think about that signature dish that reminds you of home; you know the one that makes your eyes widen with excitement and fills your spirit from head to toe with just one bite. Mmmmmm…that feeling. This is a space for creatives to share similar ancestral memories that shape who they are. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/yamsandyuca-podcast/support

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Yams & Yuca explores the fabric of Black identities through culture, food, art, life experiences and more; sharing the stories of international creatives. Co-hosts Heather Benson & Kamara Gray bring their unique perspectives as Black Global Citizens living and working in the UK and beyond. Close your eyes. Think about that signature dish that reminds you of home; you know the one that makes your eyes widen with excitement and fills your spirit from head to toe with just one bite. Mmmmmm…that feeling. This is a space for creatives to share similar ancestral memories that shape who they are. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/yamsandyuca-podcast/support

    Shaping Authentic Audiences with Micallar Walker

    Shaping Authentic Audiences with Micallar Walker

    We are joined with Micallar Walker, internationally renown marketer, event producer, audience development consultant, and Founder of Dark Matter Agency. We speak about building a community of authentic Black audiences, and the importance of centring and amplifying Black voices in film, cinema, publishing, and the Arts. 



    Join the next Dark Matter x Round Table Books Book Club: Rootless with Krystle Zara Appiah on Wednesday 27th March 2024. For details visit HERE.



    Connect with Micallar Walker:

    Website: ⁠www.darkmatteragency.co.uk

    Instagram: ⁠@darkmattermktg

    YouTube: ⁠@darkmattermktg

    X/Twitter: @darkmattermktg_

    TikTok: @darkmattermktg


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    • 40 min
    Honouring our Ancestors with Apex Zero

    Honouring our Ancestors with Apex Zero

    Our latest episode features Apex Zero, a multi-disciplinary artist who works as an emcee, beatmaker, filmmaker, photographer, and writer, and is originally from West London. He joins us for a deep and insightful conversation, where we learn about how he honours the ancestors to create future possibilities through his work.

    Apex’s newest project ‘Drummer Warrior Storyteller’, incorporates music, film, dance, photography, painting and immersive live theatre performances. 'Drummer Warrior Storyteller (part 2)' is available here.

    Connect with Apex Zero:

    Website: https://www.apexzero.co.uk/

    Instagram: @apex.zero

    YouTube: @apexzero

     


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    • 55 min
    Building Success and Serving Communities with Mark Maciver aka SliderCuts

    Building Success and Serving Communities with Mark Maciver aka SliderCuts

    World renowned barber and entrepreneur Mark Maciver, aka SliderCuts, joins us at the table to discuss the key components to building an international business whilst staying connected to local communities.

    Connect with Mark:

    Facebook - ⁠@slidercuts⁠

    Instagram -⁠@slidercuts⁠

    Twitter - ⁠@slidercuts⁠

    Website - ⁠https://www.slidercuts.com⁠


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Journey to African-Centred Wellness with Araba Ofori-Acquah

    The Journey to African-Centred Wellness with Araba Ofori-Acquah

    We're back with Season 3! To start off our new season, we speak with Araba Ofori-Acquah, a healer, DJ, cultural curator and award-winning writer, about her new book, Return to Source. We learn how to unlock the power of African-Centred Wellness to develop health and well-being within the global Black community.

    Return to Source is OUT NOW, and is available here, and at all major book-stores.

    Connect with Araba:

    Instagram: @araba.oa

    Website: www.arabaoa.com




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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Heritage Rooted and Connected Across Diasporas with Riaz Phillips

    Heritage Rooted and Connected Across Diasporas with Riaz Phillips

    Writer, photographer, and video maker Riaz Phillips joins the Yams & Yuca table to talk all things food, heritage, culture and community with the release of his latest book 'West Winds: Recipes, History and Tales from Jamaica'. We discuss the many ways we are connected through food across the African Diasporas.

    Connect with Riaz @riazphillips and pick up a copy of 'West Winds: Recipes, History and Tales from Jamaica' at your local bookstore.


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    • 56 min
    The Determined Path to Success with Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi

    The Determined Path to Success with Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi

    We are joined by Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi, a Lagos based Dance Artist, Choreographer, Fitness instructor, Actor and Costume Designer. We learn about how Gloria's determination fuels her to continue to achieve her goals and remain on the path to success.

    Connect with Gloria at @mz_teshi and https://gloriabiachi.blogspot.com

    Learn more about 'The Rite of Spring' presented by the Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadler’s Wells, here.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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