Podcast

Sofiya Ballin: “What I Wish I Knew” about the African Diaspora

In our latest OogeeCast (our official podcast series), I talked to Sofiya Ballin, staff writer for Philly.com; she completed a well-received, interactive project called “Black History: What I Wish I Knew,” a photography and personal essay series exploring untold black American history with a keen focus on the African diaspora. It featured Marc Lamont Hill,…

Frederick Talks Floridian Hip Hop, Haitian Identity, and “The Calm” EP

Frederick is from a current era of Hip Hop that no longer places a cultural obligation to guard its region like a dog marks its territory. Aesthetic preferences has taken precedent over regional loyalty. But despite its experimental interplay with music production, lyrical style, and evolving subject matter, authenticity still remains a fundamental tenet in…

An Immigrant Story Behind the Poetry with Tiffany Kang

[play podcast above] It was a few hours of mental and physical nourishment. We sat across the jogging path next to Lake Merritt, the historical tidal lagoon, a body of water which served as a metaphor for our physical, immigrant bodies. Tufted ducks wandered around the “Necklace of Lights” as we prepared for our conversation, sitting comfortably on an old park…

Exploring Afro-Latino Identity at the Afro-Latino Festival

[Click on Podcast Above; scroll down for photo gallery]Main image: Mario Carrión In this episode of OogeeCast, we provide a recap of the brilliant 3rd edition of the Afro-Latino festival in New York City. The annual festival is committed to affirm, educate, and celebrate Afrolatinidad. And you’re probably wondering why an Afro-latino festival needs to exist. As with…

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