Episodes

In this week's episode, we are joined by our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May. We discuss all things splendid of fall, petition for a Toronto Oscar Season, get into #Freebritney, talk the Toronto Release of the Drake Album, and tell why you should be pulling a Kristen Stewart this fall (it's totally a good thing).

Join us on Luke Warm Topics as May makes a real case for watching the #RHWBH, we feel our way through the vaccine passport arena, Donda and new Kanye, and mostly imagine the post-pandemic world as a time of renaissance, Harlem.

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In this week's episode, we sit down with Fresh Daily and Musa Bey - both MCs, graphic designers, and co-hosts of BEAT HAUS, a beat-based event and radio series. 

We talk about the culture of BEAT shows, artistic offerings, the two cornerstones of any successful brand, shake your ass music across the genres, what we gain in community, Fresh Daily's collaborative art brand #VERYRELAXED  and the intricate science of the relaunch. 

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Recommendations from this episode:

June Bug

Paper Monday I A Creative Studio I by Rog and Bee Walker

Max Roach - Members, Don't Git Weary - Equipoise

Dawoud Bey

Doug Carn I Moonchild

 

 

 

This week we have Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaïa Kater singer-songwriter, guitar, piano and banjo player. We talk about how her name is rooted in a Bob Marley song, her debut EP Nine Pin which got traction while she was still in school, lessons from her first tour, Kaïa's fathers' migration story from Grenada.

We also get into what we have to offer our parents, the components that make up a good song, our shared love for Nina Simone's perspective on freedom, years that ask you to live more deeply, and midsommar flower dresses.

Look out for Kaïa's upcoming single, Parallels out October 2021 at Kaïa Kater 

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Recommendations from this episode:

James Blount Spider Tales: Named for Anansi—the great trickster of Akan mythology—Spider Tales features fourteen carefully chosen tracks drawn from Blount’s extensive research of Black and Indigenous mountain music. 

Christian Scott, trumpeter and composer 

Laura Mvula's New Album Pink Noise

L'Rain - Fatigue 

Master of None, Seasons 3 - Moments in Love

 

On this weeks podcast we are joined by Maaza Mengiste  a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the novel, The Shadow King, which is shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and named best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, ElleTime, and more. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was named one of the best books of 2010 by the  Boston Globe. 

Her work can be found in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Granta, The Guardian, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and BBC.

References from this episode:

You Will Die At 20

 

 

In this week's episode, we're joined by Digital Creator Liza Samson, who was born and raised in Seychelles. We talk the path to embracing black centred beauty standards,  her connection to the other Liza - Yes Minelli, and how finding the essence of a creative piece might be the moment you know it's done. 

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In this week's episode, we're joined by Assistant Director, and member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Shamso. We talk about her upbringing in rural Eastern Ontario, what it means to try and find your place in the world, gratitude walks, and the joy of exploring different black dialects and. We also get into the art of manifestation as Shamso breaks down the inner mechanics of the tv industry, and explains what it really takes to be crew your favourite TV show or Film.

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Recommendations from this episode:

The Daily Shine Meditation App

The Black Lady Sketch Show Courtroom Kiki

 

 

 

 

In this week's episode, we are joined by our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May. We discuss the Black Women's Lux movement, #Freebritney, all the African Independence days, Canada day reflections, the latest on our favourite Royals and so much more.

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Idel Galbete is a traditional birth companion who is focused on womb work, root healing, emotional and spiritual wellness. Join us as we get into conscious conception, labour as an effort between worlds, grand ancestral practices in the birthing experience. As well as moving beyond the pelvic floor disorder epidemic which impacts individuals who do or do not give birth. 

Recommendation from this episode: 

Sacred Womanhood A Guide to Healing

Nagad I Free Birth Story

 

 

 

Said, is a French-Comorian living in Calgary. He's also Western Living's Foodie of the Year and a self-taught pastry nerd who earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience before getting the baking bug. This week we discuss Said's childhood in the suburbs of France and pitch ideas for the citizenship test (hint Paul Gross). We swap pandemic baking stories, and discuss the great Swahili coast foodways. We list our favorite humble Canadian pastries and discuss how Said makes refined recipes that speak to his unique background and lived experience. We see big things in his feature @foodnetworkca we're talking to you!

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Recommendations:

Shad I TAO I Out October 1st

Black Skin, White Masks Frantz Fanon

Gallant

Hawa Hassan I In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean

 

 

In this week's episode, we talk to Football Coach Brian Walker  who focuses on speed and movement development at  D-Backs Academy. We discuss his teaching philosophy, strategies for healing from injuries, Brian's rest rituals, the importance of mental health in sports, and his complex feelings about Juneteenth Celebrations. Please make sure you comment, rate, and subscribe. Send us your feedback at contact@youngeastafricangirl.com

Recommendations from this episode:

Dr. Claude Anderson I Powernomics I The National Plan to Empower Black America

Solange | A Seat At The Table

Dr. John Henrick Clarke on African Democracy

Moneybagg Yo

 

 

Happy Juneteenth Jubilee Cousins!

If like us you’re putting off trips for a while we hope you come along with us while we pretend we’re on the continent for Juneteenth Jubilee Holiday Celebrations. Be sure to check out Our Essential Juneteenth List of Film, TV, and Books recommendations curated in part by Young East African Girl Podcast Guests. Please make sure you comment, rate and subscribe. Send us your feedback at contact@youngeastafricangirl.com

Accra Trip Sources:

  1. Sobolo Spiced Hibiscus Drink 
  2. Hit up Gallery 1957 
  3. Make time for Makola market
  4. Cook up some Wakaye 
  5. Soak up the music at true Ghanian Hot Spot 
  6. Check out Daily Paper – A Collaboration Between Global Diasporic Visionaries 
  7. Yes we said Ghollywood: Stream Potomanto  and Shampaign on Demand Africa.
  8. Head over to Afrochella
  9. http://republicbargh.com/
  10. The Apagya Showband - Nsamanfo Baby-Baby
 

 

 

In this week's episode, we are joined by award-winning writer, director, and producer Idil Ibrahim. We talk about her intrepid upbringing, the importance of exploration, and why you need to have a sense of abandon. We also discuss our favourite childhood films, Idil's move to New York City, and why following her intuition led Idil to create a practice of combining human rights, social issues, and independent films. Finally, we discuss beautiful alignments on the continent, the ethics of shooting on the continent, and Black space as the grand homecoming. 

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Recommendations from this episode:

The Vanishing Half 

Barry Jenkins The Underground Railroad

From a Crooked Rib 

 

 

In this week's episode, we are joined by our resident news correspondent and gossip girl May. We investigate the appeal of Candace Owens, the curious case of William Amos’ Zoom exhibitionism, the latest on our favourite Royals, the ever-evolving story of Jen and Ben and the name Karen is on the decline.

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This week we’re joined by Charlotte Makala an artist, poet, actress, and writer based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Charlotte shares her experience growing up in Oman, auditioning for her first acting role in Malaysia, L.A. heartbreak and relocating to Tanzania during the pandemic. Charlotte was kind enough to read some of her poetry for us, you can find her book The Colour of Promise on Amazon. 

We’re joined this week by Hanna Rutha, activist and host of The Uprooted podcast. Hanna Rutha shares her family’s migration story, growing up in the Bay Area, what’s currently happening in Tigray, the roots of her activism work, how to stand up for Black Lives globally, self-care tools for grassroots organizing and teaches us about the power of saying no.

If you would like to learn more about the genocide in Tigray, here are some resources:

I Stand With Tigray

Omna Tigray

National Protest Against 200 days of #Tigraygenocide

This week we discuss Joe Rogan vs lockdowns, celebrating yet another Eid during the pandemic, we get into the Verzuz battle we did not ask for Umar Johnson vs Kevin Samuels, Ebony K. Williams on the Real Housewives of New York, Ziwe’s new show, Drake’s Mother’s Day candle offerings and Joseline Hernandez.

May 12 tune in for new content on Season 2 of the Young East African Girl Podcast with Kaha and Muna. That means more interviews, more lukewarm topics, and more stories that move us to tears and laughter, you guys. Not to mention exclusive bonus episodes on the pain and joy of trying to evolve during this human experience. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. 

 

This week on a Young East African Girl extrasode we discuss our feelings about the untimely passing of Rapper-Actor DMX, the Chauvin Trial, Daunte Wright, love during Ramadan, vaccine eligibility, and share some good news from the internet.

We are as hard at work as Africa, and we can't wait to share more episodes with you cousins!  

Good News from The Internet:

Lupita Nyong'o On Holiday in Lamu

La'Ron Hines

Tour Naomi Campbell's Sprawling Kenyan Escape

Digital Iftars

Dave Chappelle on Stand-Up, Africa, and Dancing in the White House

References: 

One Caribbean St Vincent And The Grenadines

Dr. Laura McNeal

COVID Vaccines in Ontario

 

 

This week we're joined by Aisha Yusuf author of Race To The Finish Line and founder of Abayo House. She is an author, editor, and publisher who is passionate about the diversification of literature and aims to create stories that bring underrepresented voices to the forefront. You can find her work at www.aishayusuf.com.

Recommendations from this episode:

TV Shows:

All American

Books:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Professional Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

We Hunt the Flame Hafsah Faizal

 

 

 

 

Antonio Michael Downing joins us to discuss his best-selling memoir Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming. He is a musician, writer, and activist based in Toronto and composes music as John Orpheus

 

Recommendations from this episode:

Books:

Can You Hear Me Now? by Celina Caesar-Chavannes

BLACK FUTURES ANTHOLOGY

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Music:

Lianne La Havas

Gary Clarke Jr

 

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