Welcome to JARO Podcast hosted by filmmaker, writer, director and producer, Tomeka M. Winborne. JARO Podcast presents culturally relevant topics featuring actors, musicians, artists, writers and media industry trend setters in the world of arts and entertainment from across the African Diaspora.
Episode 17 - Genesis Begins Again21/10/2019 Duración: 50min
Host Tomeka M. Winborne interviews Alicia D. Williams, the author of Genesis Begins Again, a deeply sensitive and powerful novel that tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn how to love herself. There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list.
Episode 16 - Harlem is Mine: GODFATHER OF HARLEM29/09/2019 Duración: 17min
Tomeka Winborne and guest host, Len Gibson, interview James Acheson, Markuann Smith, and the cast members to learn about their experiences in the making of the EPIX's new series, Godfather of Harlem, and its reflection on the life, times and legacy of Bumpy Johnson.
Episode 15 – Ronnie and Shamari Devoe: MUSIC POWER COUPLE12/09/2019 Duración: 22min
Tomeka Winborne talks with Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe to learn about the joy of being new parents to twin boys; how they became marriage ambassadors; and upcoming music from the power couple
Episode 14 – Zeus Campbell: On Telling the Truth23/08/2019 Duración: 32min
Zeus Campbell is an actor and director, known for Hump Day Romance (2015), Great Moments in Black History (2019) and Hump Day Romance (2012). Most recently Zeus was a cast member in the 2019 Academy Award Winning Live Action Short-Film, Skin.
EPISODE 13 - Marie Douyon: Creating Art for Self Re-Creation30/04/2019 Duración: 33min
The art of Marie-Denise Douyon reflects a cross-cultural identity informed by the confluence of three societies: her native Haiti, her childhood land, Morocco, and her adopted home, Quebec. Douyon transports us to mythical and sacred places interwoven with warriors, lovers and deities. With the invisible and the visible, she tells a story inspired by the Africa of her childhood, suffused with tenderness, depth, poetry and fantasy.
EPISODE 12 - Kimberly Stephens: A Filmmaker's Journey24/04/2019 Duración: 33min
In this episode of JARO Podcast, Tomeka Winborne speaks with Indianapolis-based filmmaker Kimberly Stephens about her journey in the film industry, the obstacles that she has faced along the way, and the stories that she’s excited to bring to life. Visit watchjaro.com
EPISODE 11 – Carolyn Evans: The Premiere Black History Storyteller24/04/2019 Duración: 53min
Carolyn Evans, a professional storyteller and actress, is bridging the gap between generations by continuing the tradition of storytelling. Evans discovered her love for storytelling as a young girl, when she would entertain her family with songs, stories, and dancing. As she grew older, she was given opportunities to reenact historical black women, beginning with Sojourner Truth’s legendary “Ain’t I A Woman” speech. Today, Evans has performed at historical museums across the country, and even the renowned Apollo Theater. Black history icons live on through Evans’ passionate performances. Tomeka Winborne spoke with Carolyn Evans about how she became a professional storyteller and the significance of keeping the tradition of storytelling alive within our society. Later, Evans provides listeners with moving performances as Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman in this exclusive Black History Month episode. Visit watchjaro.com
EPISODE 10 – Gilbert Young: HE AIN’T HEAVY24/04/2019 Duración: 44min
In this episode of JARO Podcast, internationally known artist Gilbert Young and his wife, L. Winfrey Young, talk about the advancement of African American culture through artistic creativity, artworks distribution and art preservation.
EPISODE 9 – Kamichi Jackson: Author of "K MY NAME IS KENDRA"23/04/2019 Duración: 31min
Kamichi Jackson is the author of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist YA book, K My Name Is Kendra, and the upcoming sequel Starring Me As Myself. She has made numerous appearances in support of her work—among them the Baltimore Book Festival—and is represented by Cherrie Woods of Eclectic PR. In this episode of JARO Podcast, Kamichi shares her personal experiences and the inspiration for writing the novel, “K My Name is Kendra”.
EPISODE 8 – Jean-Patrick Guichard: “Art and the Senses”23/04/2019 Duración: 25min
Jean-Patrick Guichard was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Guinea, West Africa. His love of art has been cultivated by his many travels within sub-Sahara Africa including Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Congo-Brazzaville and Kinshasa. Using exhibits, business skills workshops and related exchanges under its “Education through Human Development in the Arts” program, he has helped young African artists to better market their works in their home environments and abroad. Since his settling in Atlanta, he has hosted monthly dinners at his house themed “Art and the Senses”. This dinner series brings a full sensory experience with the sights, sounds and taste of Africa and its impact on contemporary culture through art, food, discussion and commerce. For more, visit watchjaro.com
EPISODE 7 – The World Famous Tony Williams: R&B, Rap and Hip-Hop23/04/2019 Duración: 42min
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Antony “Tony” Williams has become one of the most heard voices in today’s musical landscape. He has written, sung and performed with JAY-Z, Nas, The Game, Rick Ross, and most notably, his first cousin, Kanye West. He’s been by West’s side at the recording console from inception to end for every one of his solo albums as a vocalist, writer and / or arranger. Williams has toured internationally with West on every major tour and has been a part of G.O.O.D Music since 2004. He shares his personal journey across the music genres of R&B, Rap and Hip Hop with JARO. Visit watchjaro.com
EPISODE 6 - Jamil Jude: The Gift of Black Theatre and Storytelling23/04/2019 Duración: 35min
Jamil Jude, Artistic Director of the Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. In this episode of JARO Podcast, Jamil Jude shares his gift of theater and story-telling to tell Black stories from a diverse set of cultures.
EPISODE 5 – ANONYMOUS DA BAND: “Putting it Down”22/04/2019 Duración: 26min
Known predominately for their smooth urban jazz sound, Anonymous DaBand is a multi-talented band made up of unique young men from nineteen to twenty-two years old. The special thing about this talented group and is the overwhelming humble spirit that surrounds them-hence the name Anonymous. Each member is a master of his own instrument performing together in perfection to share their awesome talents. The group has performed around the Atlanta area for various benefits, social events, and festivals including the Atlanta Jazz Festival. As the opening acts for the likes of Najee, Chrisette Michele, and Pieces of a Dream and other top performers they have become Atlanta's #1 Teen Instrumental Band and are poised to make a huge impact on the music world! Visit watchjaro.com
EPISODE 4 - Jeremiah Òlayinka Òjó: African Diaspora Artist Expression22/04/2019 Duración: 29min
Jeremiah Òlayinka Òjó shares his journey from taking his first leap of faith into the art and entrepreneurship. Now Jeremiah uses his own lessons and knowledge as arts and culture management consultant to empower other artists, galleries, art institutions, corporations, and collectors. In this episode of JARO Podcast, Jeremiah Òlayinka Òjó relates how the impact of his ancestral lineage and yearning for connection drives his passion to impact the art Eco-system that defines the diverse African Diaspora community.
Episode 3 - Vikki Millender-Morrow: Contributions of Artists of African Descent22/04/2019 Duración: 23min
After a successful 20 year corporate career, Vikki Millender- Morrow pursued her dream to make a difference in the Atlanta community by becoming a champion of the arts and Black artists. She is the new President & CEO for the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF), a nonprofit organization with a 30 year legacy of providing stellar artistic and educational programs in visual arts, music, dance, film and theater. In this episode of JARO Podcast, she reveals her personal commitment to advancement of the arts and the contributions of artists of African descent.
EPISODE 2 – Prince Cre McEntyre: My Life Matters “Made In His Image”22/04/2019 Duración: 25min
About My Life Matters, Made in His Image This story is about Nicole Gray, a well-known Professor of Psychology who is known for talking everyone off the ledge while she is battling her own secret of mental health issues. On October 31, 2015, the Professor was involved with a hit and run accident that left a 16-year-old girl in a coma that eventually died. Just as she is grieving over the girl, her mother’s and her brother's deaths, her past begins to haunt her like never before. Suffering from memories of her molestation at the age of 15, her mother's suicide, her brother’s murder, her missing sister, her husband’s “PTSD” and her daughter’s issues in school she finds herself in a dark and depressed state. It is now 3 years later, and the Professor has reached her breaking point! She locks herself in her office and attempts to take her own life but finds herself on “Cloud Nine” where she experiences a life changing moment delivered through a pair of headphones and a powerful playlist. My Life Matters "Made i
EPISODE 1 - Alonge Hawes: The Making of Blue Collar Hustle02/04/2019 Duración: 25min
Alonge Hawes and The Making of Blue Collar Hustle Alonge Hawes is an auteur residing in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His editorial reviews and think pieces have been published in such online publications as Abernathy, Ryse and Blavity. Alonge created, wrote, produced, and starred in the web series Blue Collar Hustle. Blue Collar Hustle debuted in February 2017 on YouTube and has since amassed over 50,000 views on the official series channel. As the creator, writer, and show-runner for the series, Hawes has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, amongst them winning the award for Best Web Series at the Global Film Festival and Best Representation Of Communities Of Color at the Minnesota WebFest. Alonge is currently in pre-production on Blue Collar Hustle’s second season which will debut late 2018 on JARO Season One of Blue Collar Hustle is available on JARO. Visit watchjaro.com