July 2020 Show

We are BACK! We did need that break for a time to rest and breathe amidst the current climate of acute anti-blackness. We are focusing on hope this month, come join us! ❤

*Music on the show, some old good stuff!*
Young Gifted and Black by Nina Simone
Alight by Kendrick Lamar
Presente by Liniker
Sûr Di Nô Pubis by Super Mama Djombo
Superpower by Beyonce

*Study mentioned on the show: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150918-why-music-has-a-hotline-to-our-emotions

May 2020 Show

This month we were able to discuss an excerpt from El Mundo Zurdo by Gloria Anzaldúa (check bottom of post) where she touches on self-actualization, accountability, belonging, community..to name a few. We also had an intersectional conversation on our names, naming, and identity. Join the conversation! Also, stay safe out there and don’t forget to take care of your selves!! 💘💘💘

Music on the show:

  • One is the Magic # by Jill Scott
  • Presente by Liniker
  • Good Morning by Joyce Wrice
  • Paid in Full by BOSCO
  • Acalanto by Luedji Luna

WOCs authors: romance book recommendations by Sinmi:

  • Beverly Jenkins (Indigo)
  • Alyssa Cole (An Extraordinary Union)
  • Alicia Rai (The Right Swipe)
  • Talia Hibbert (A Girl Like Her)
  • Courtney Milan

 

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April 2020 Show

Another edition with a full online house! A conversation that could have kept going for over an hour. We’re talking about coping through COVID-19 as femmes of color and related impact, as well as finding inspiration! Come join us as we also take you on an old school music journey!

Music on the show:
Happy Face by Destiny’s Child
Bring the Pain by Missy Elliott and Method Man
Everything is Everything by Lauryn Hill
U.N.I.T.Y. by Queen Latifah
Wavy by Princess Nokia

Access Princess Nokia’s full interview
Check out who Mercedes was raving about: Tabitha Brown

March 2020 Show

We’re back! We know it’s crazy out here with the mass panic around COVID-19, BUT we still wanted to check in and say wussup, even if we had to do this online! It’s really been too long…

Songs on the show:

Bloom – Raveena
Sit Back – IAMDDB
Good Morning – Joy Wrice
Nada – Lido Pimienta
Bittersweet – Lianne La Havas

WOCs to check out on the gramz:

@elifarinango, Kichwa photographer
@ouimariano, sustainability in fashion
@behatilife, astrology/spiritual journey
@integrativemindbodyenergy, integrative holistic emotional support everyday on IG live this week
@whitneyfrenchwrites, writer with an upcoming character development workshop
@findinglyde_, creative and healing journey

VERY short list, so….let’s do this in community and let us know who to add to the list!

January 2020 Show

We are back!! We missed you in December, but we’re making sure to start 2020 right! Reflections and expectations? Yaasss!

*Spotlight on a woman of colour this month: the late Kelly Fraser: make sure to check out the music she left as legacy, powerfully singing in Inuktitut*

*Women of colour of the year: Founding members of Moms 4 housing in Oakland California – Dominique Walker and Sameerah Karim*

Songs
* Excerpt from Sika Valme
* Good as Hell – Lizzo
* John Cena – Show Madjozi
* Tan Kalakatan – Mayra Andrade
* Diamonds – Kelly Fraser
* Be Honest – Jorja Smith
* Mood 4 Eva – Beyonce, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino

To check out
* Make sure to check out local talent, Sika Valme, and stay tuned for her upcoming project!
* Check out this event for a mix of writing, performance sharing and discussion all in the aim to have a kinder dialogue with ourselves.

November 2019 Show

What a great show this month, 1 hour is clearly not enough! Especially with our guests in studio, Rory and Nathalie and their contributions generating great discussions. Thank you! We talked about Anne-Audrey’s work at the no.03 show at the VAV Gallery, we scratched the surface on the two concepts of freedom and freewill – how do they relate to our lives? Are they the same thing? And finally we had Maria to talk about her upcoming event future thinking workshop around mindfulness, environment, & fashion. Message us on FB for a free ticket, 1st come 1st served!

*Music on the show*
– Mountain – a love song to the earth by Amai Kuda et Les Bois
– The Healer by Erykah Badu
– Almeda by Solange
– Golden by Jill Scott
– Let it Fall by Lady Alma & The Rainmakers

*Events*
future thinking workshop; mindfulness, environment, & fashion, November 29th, 7-10 PM, sliding scale 20-25$, at ONE UNDONE – 2175 Crescent St.
– no.03 show until December 5th at the VAV Gallery open Monday through Friday 9AM-9PM. Finissage December 5th, 6-8 PM.
A spell for my healing, RSVP ”vavgallery@concordia.ca” closed space for Black folks, December 5th, 4:30-6 PM, at the VAV Gallery.

October 2019 Show

Phew, what a fiyah show! We had Shades Lawrence and Sam in studio, thank you! Shades spilled the tea on her new EP and projects and we had a heated discussion about the use of racial slurs, anti-blackness, responsibility, and allyship. Tune in and let us know your thoughts!

Songs:
Sober by Mahalia
Mind Right by Shades Lawrence
Pandora by Shades Lawrence ft. Karen Chung
Ain’t no homies by Shades Lawrence
Start the Fire by Classic Roots ft Natasha Fisher & Nimkii
Glorious by Sudan Archives

Also, make sure to check out the Black Witch Halloween Show, tomorrow Oct. 31st @ Casa del Popolo, Show at 9, 10$ at the door!

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September 2019 Show

Here’s another edition of our shooow. Catch C’nee Starlette’s new video, here. AND her performance tonight at La Sala Rossa, at 11PM part of the POP MTL events! Thank you to Juice and Thao, and C’nee for joining us tonight!

Songs on the show:

Bad gyal Flex by Leikeli47

Daz Wassup by C’nee Starlette

Ain’t nobody love me by Juice

You are loved by Juice

Juicy by Doja Cat

 

August 2019 Show

So many good conversations, but not enough time! A conversation on staying grounded on her spiritual journey with Aditi (click to check her out and book a reading!!), a conversation on Toni Morrison and themes she embraces, race, home, borders, memory, narrative…and finally feedback with Kat and Nelly Bugatti on a recent p10’s QTBIPOC poetry event. and basically us supporting each other, and you, other femmes of color!

*Music on the show*

  • If Only by Raveena
  • Ili by Bea Lorenzo
  • Acalanto by Luedji Luna
  • Brown Skin Girl by Beyoncé feat. Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn, Wizkid
  • Toast by Koffee

*Announcement*
Black healing art project by Anne-Audrey – she just wants to hear about your self-care practice, and you’ll be gifted a cute lil notebook with a positive thought…👀…reach out at iwocuplikedis@gmail.com!

 

see y’all next month!

July 2019 Show

This month was a lively conversation on the topic of migration and racism. Yup, again – can’t runaway from it when we confront this reality on the daily whether it’s us, family & friends, the news, and the list goes on. And also, how to take care of ourselves with that? We had two amazing guests in studio, Deann, and Feliz – also known as Felikinesis to talk about an event they organized linked to those themes and art making. It was so healing and fun, so come join the conversation and vibe to the tunes!


*Music on the show*

  • Yo viviré (I will survive) – Celia Cruz
  • Travelling Without Arriving – Peggy Gou
  • Clandestino – Lila Downs
  • Far from Home – Calypso Rose

*Event to check out*

Link to come!