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Ep. 29: Carnival (Feat. Kwame Kwei-Armah)

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In this episode, Andrew and Brittani celebrate carnival and discuss their favorite soca musicians. This leads them to imagine, and cast, a soca-driven Broadway show. Make it happen, producers! Then they review two pieces. First they talk about iN-Hale MEGA VEE’s reading of All Boys Aren’t Blue, by George M. Johnson. This is followed by a review of Judas and the Black Messiah, a biopic of Fred Hampton, the revolutionary socialist and chairman of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, who was murdered by the FBI at age 21.

This is followed by an interview with Kwame Kwei-Armah, the playwright/performer who is also the Artistic Director of the Young Vic in London. The three talk about their Caribbean heritage and wonder why it’s taking so long for the “dam to break” when it comes to producing works by Black artists.

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