Interweaving research, conversations, family and expert interviews, Meghan Swaby and Sedina Fiati will host an exciting podcast about Caribbean folklore, exploring how its impact ripples through history to present day and beyond
Beneath the Ceiba Tree - Season Finale, Meghan and Sedina invite the magnetic and revolutionary d'bi young anitafrika to talk with us about the vitalness of storytelling.
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Official Website - dbiyounganitafrika.com
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This week's very special episode of Beneath The Ceiba Tree is dedicated to Miss Lou, Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator, Louise Bennett-Coverley (1919-2006).
Beneath The Ceiba Tree is hosted by Sedina Fiati and Meghan Swaby and presented in association with Nightwood Theatre.
Audio Clips used in this episode:
Linstead Market - Jamaican folk song , 1954
Noh Likkle Twang (Aunty Roachy Seh / Miss Lou's Views, 199...
This week on Beneath the Ceiba Tree, Sedina speaks with the wonderful Trinidadian born, artist and artsworker Michelle Walker. She shares stories of growing up in Trinidad and what she thinks about The Duennes folklore.
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This week we chat to new friend of the podcast blogger, writer and editor Tiara Jade Chutkhan and get into some creepy Indo Caribbean folklore.
Tiara Jade Chutkhan is a book blogger. writer and editor born and raised in Toronto. Her love of literature led her to start blogging and sharing her reads, particularly those by BIPOC authors. Through her blogging, Tiara has had the opportunity to review books for HarperCollins,...
In this week's episode, we welcome Jamaican performer, playwright and educator Daniel Jelani Ellis to chat with us about his spiritual connection to Anansi.
To keep up with Daniel Jelani Ellis on insta - @danjelani
Check out his theatre company groundwork redux
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This week's episode features another fascinating folklore within Trinidad and Tobago. We caught up with the wonderful Rhoma Spencer to chat about the infamous soucouyant, and why you won't find her in these frigid Toronto streets.
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This week Sedina Fiati interviews her uncle Rodney Clark to discuss La Diablesse. We discuss the feminist implication of the Trinni take on the femme fatale. In another family affair, music featured at the end of the episode by the wonderful Savannah Taylor (Sedina's cousin Roodney's daughter).
In this episode, the rolling calf folklore is a jumping off point for conversation on how to outsmart a duppy, nine nights and how Caribbeans approach living with the unrested spirits amongst us, with a special appearance from future star (and Meghan's nephew) Xavier Oliver Burke.
Book mentioned in this episode
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Interweaving research, conversations, family and expert interviews, join hosts Meghan Swaby and Sedina Fiati in Beneath the Ceiba Tree, an exciting podcast about Caribbean folklore, exploring how its impact ripples through history to present day and beyond.
Beneath the Ceiba Tree is a Podcast-in-Residence with Crow's Theatre and is presented in association with Nightwood Theat...
The Ceiba Tree (SAY-ba) / La Ceiba/ya’axche
(Also known as Silk Cotton Tree or Kapok Tree)
The word, ceiba is from the Indigenous Taino people living throughout pre colonial Caribbean. The tree carries enormous spiritual significance and is often seen as a home to spirits and birthplace of otherworldly connections to nature.
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