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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". Kor Kase of Afro Van Connect shares how he remains present in his creative practice whilst providing safe spaces for Black creatives.

Finding the Balance

Episode 3

26 November 2021

Finding the Balance

We sit down with our 'Rising Star' guest, Patience James. The accomplished dancer, choreographer, actress and teacher, talks about finding 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 and 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 people across the globe.

The Determined Path to Success

Episode 7

10 August 2022

The Determined Path to Success

Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi, a Lagos based Dance Artist, Choreographer, Fitness instructor, Actor and Costume Designer, shares how determination fuels her to achieve her goals and remain on the path to success.

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 have 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.