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.
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The Story of the Soucouyant and the Loogaroo
24:31She 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Junkanoo Jam Session Part Two - The Bahamas
17:34In 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Obeah, Mermaids and Magic
51:33Touching 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=kMwyhjknOAkBele Music from Martinique by : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IslellMtIz8&t=464s Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Life in a Slave Market in New Orleans
9:17A 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Junkanoo Jam Session Part One - Jamaica
39:28Junkanoo 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=enFeatured Junkanoo music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owJ_iy_79d8 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Bad Gyal Stories - Women in Resistance Post Emancipation
22:30Celebrating 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Resistance and Revenge in the Caribbean
45:55Contrary to popular belief, acts of resistance occurred across the Caribbean during the era of slavery. This episode features 4 stories of revenge from two Caribbean islands, an insight into enslaved African spiritual beliefs, and how revenge was a bittersweet response to slavery. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What was Carnival like over 100 years ago
1:12:29What was Carnival like in Martinique in 1887? Or Cuba in 1899? Puerto Rico in 1903? Or Dominica in 1909? What traditions still live on today? What did our ancestors eat, sing, what costumes did they wear?Learn Carnival's significance in political and social anti colonial resistance. That and so much more !Hosted by founder of Know Your Caribbean - Fiona ComptonAdditional music - Dominica Creole Festival Martinique Carnival Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
GANGSTA STORIES - The Suriname Maroons
56:33In this episode we discuss the gangsta stories of one of the largest Maroon strongholds to ever exist. 20,000 strong, holding on to ancient African traditions, we show love and tell the stories of the complex legacy of the Maroons of Suriname, some of the most gangsta rebels in Caribbean history.Featuring our guest Nii Tetteh, the chocolate voice from the Motherland Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.