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SEASON 2

Grounding the Creative Cycle

Episode 1

25 August 2021

Grounding the Creative Cycle

We open the season reflecting on our cycles of creativity in light of the "new normal". This week Kor Kase of Afro Van Connect shares how he remains present in his creative practice whilst providing safe spaces for Black creatives to come together.

Finding the Balance

Episode 3

26 November 2021

Finding the Balance

We sit down with the first of our 'Rising Star' guests, Patience James. The accomplished dancer, choreographer, actress and teacher, talks about how she manages to find a balance whilst sharing authentic African culture through her work and her popular 'Afro in Heels' class.

Authentic Expressions of Black Joy

Episode 6

31 March 2022

Authentic Expressions of Black Joy

Visual artist and teacher Birungi Kawooya joins Heather and Kamara for a heartfelt conversation about celebrating Black Womxn within the arts and making space for authentic expressions of joy and healing within her practice.

The Movement of Collective Leadership

Episode 2

8 September 2021

The Movement of Collective Leadership

This week we speak with the talented Sarudazayi Marufu about what having a 'seat at the table' means, and how trusting the movement of collective leadership fosters meaningful change.

A Human Approach to International Collaborations

Episode 4

21 January 2022

A Human Approach to International Collaborations

Filmmaker, Producer & Director Sam Tebandeke joins us to discuss the beauty of international collaborations within the African Diaspora. With a human approach we open ourselves to connect with many people across the globe.

Happy Anniversary Yams & Yuca!

S2 Bonus

11 November 2021

Happy Anniversary Yams & Yuca!

We celebrate 1 year of Yams & Yuca with a bonus episode! Thanks to all the guests, listeners & supporters from across the globe who joined us in creating a beautiful tapestry.

Inherited Stories, Past & Present

Episode 5

3 February 2022

Inherited Stories, Past & Present

This week Caribbean-American author, Charmaine Wilkerson speaks about her debut novel Black Cake, the stories that we inherit from the past & the present, and how they shape our identity.

SEASON 1

The Power of Representation

Episode 8

30 December 2020

The Power of Representation

The wildly published and award winning Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent, Maxine Beneba Clarke, joins us at the table. We talk about the power of representation through her characters, and its importance in her work.

Building Visible Legacies

Episode 10

12 February 2021

Building Visible Legacies

Pawlet Brookes, Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of Serendipity is an experienced and highly respected senior manager and producer. She is at the forefront of developing Black arts in the UK.

The Importance of Being Seen

S1 Bonus

2 January 2021

The Importance of Being Seen

Tahlia Gray shares her incredible journey that spans across the globe. She discusses why she feels it's so important to be seen, and how she created her international hosiery brand, Sheer Chemistry - empowering women to feel confident in their own skin.

Experiencing Full Circle Moments

Episode 11

17 February 2021

Experiencing Full Circle Moments

Heather shares her story of experiencing full circle moments in her life, and how they have contributed to her being able to continue the art of storytelling through her artistic and creative work.

Nurturing the Next Generation

Episode 9

3 February 2021

Nurturing the Next Generation

This week we learn about the nurturing experiences that inspired Kamara to invest in young Black dancers and provide them with opportunities to train, perform and achieve their dreams.

Cultivating Roots Confidence

Episode 12

26 February 2021

Cultivating Roots Confidence

Writer, activist and creative entrepreneur Nick Makoha sits with us at the Yams & Yuca table to share his passion for food and poetry. We explore what it takes to cultivate confidence especially during challenging times.