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Recess: Creative Convos

Author: Kamron Waithe & D'Andre Wilson

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Ting-a-ling-a-ling, School Bell ring!
Join us on the playground as we sit down to discuss the Caribbean perspective of the creative experience.
From music to fashion to food and everything else in between.
Two tropical misfits, Kamron & D'Andre take you on a wonderfully creative journey.
16 Episodes
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In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre are joined by Afiya Francis of InSeason Tours – a tourism company dedicated to the exploration of our local culinary landscape. Together, they discuss food as a catalyst for connecting different people together and the fact that T&T cuisine is a melting pot of cultures and flavours from different parts of the world. Do we truly understand the importance of food as it relates to our identity and culture? Are we willing to go beyond the surface regarding our conversations about food? Can we diversify our local economy through food? Let's discuss all of this and more. For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Afiya: @inseasontours
In this episode, Kamron and D’Andre are joined by social media, design and branding experts Christophe Pierre and Shurdelle Jennings. They explore the basic concepts of brand strategy and development while discussing the reasons for our own downfalls in owning our identity within branding throughout the Caribbean region. What makes us unique as Caribbean people? How can we take advantage of that uniqueness as it relates to our local brands and businesses? How should Caribbean social media influencer’s strategically approach brand development? Join Kamron, D'Andre, Christophe and Shurdelle as they define branding and break down the strategies that have led to their successful brand ownership over the years. For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Christophe Pierre: @designbyspirit Follow Shurdelle Jennings: @shurdelle
In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre, along with local filmmakers Shari Petti and Oliver Milne, discuss the role of film in the identity and culture of Trinidad and Tobago. They touch on the development of the business side of film as well as the untapped potential of film as a creative art in the Caribbean. Is there truly a film industry? Are we telling the right stories? Has perfectionism stood in the way of filmmaking? Let's discuss all of this and more. For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Shari Petti: @sharipettiii Follow Oliver Milne: @olliethemilne
In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre along with lifestyle bloggers and natural hair advocates Saché Alexander-George and Ghyanne Jack discuss the climate of beauty today in Trinidad and Tobago. They each discuss their natural hair experiences and their struggles with self acceptance in the age of colorism and anti blackness in the Caribbean. What does it mean to be beautiful in an era of monolithic beauty standards and generalized social media highlight reels? Have we as women internalized these standards to fit our own narratives for the sake of ‘fitting in’? What does it actually mean to be a beauty influencer? They discuss these things and more in today’s episode!!! For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Saché: @napturallysach Follow Ghyanne: @beautyoutspoken
In this episode, we are joined by the extremely brilliant and innovative Kyle Maloney; co-founder of six technology driven companies across a myriad of industries including Tech Beach, F1rst and Chef Made. After his splendid rendition of a Jamaican accent, the conversation begins by detailing his entrepreneurial journey and reflecting on his past failures that would have ultimately led to his current success. Why are we so behind in the technological curve as a region? Why are we holding on to antiquated solutions? Why are we preparing the next generation for a world that no longer exists? Let's explore all of this and more! For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Kyle Maloney: @kylemaloney_f1
In Part 2 of this episode, Kamron, D'Andre, Freetown Collective and Jimmy October pick up from where they left off. They continue to talk about the lack of transparency in the local music industry, the lack of succession planning and the dog eat dog nature of the industry, assuming that an industry actually exists. They also talk about the responsibility of an artiste, the value of telling stories in art and the importance of authenticity in the creative process. Listen to the continuation of Episode 1 as they all share moments of adversity within the industry and steps that should be taken in order to push the culture forward. For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Freetown Collective: @wearefreetown Follow Jimmy October: @jimmyoctober
Kamron and D’Andre are joined by artiste duo Freetown Collective and singer/songwriter Jimmy October. Together they touch on the creation of culture through music, Nailah Blackman's tweet concerning soca music and the current state of music in the Caribbean. In addition, they explore the realms of our parent genre, calypso, and its unfortunate decline in both impact and relevance. Why hasn't calypso been able to transcend generations and why has soca music been stifled to accommodate one season and one feeling? Part 1 of this two part episode touches on these issues while allowing you into the minds of these creative geniuses. For all things Recess, check us out over here: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast Follow Freetown Collective: @wearefreetown Follow Jimmy October: @jimmyoctober
 In this season D’Andre and Kamron continue the creative conversation by choosing to explore the concepts of Identity and Culture and how that contributes to the Creative Landscape of Trinidad and Tobago and it’s people. Their desire is to dissect the history of Trinidad & Tobago in order to provide proper context of the development of their culture over time. In exposing the historical context of the nation and its effect on them as individuals and furthermore the culture of their society, they hope to open up the conversation and challenge their listeners to introspect and seek to understand their cultural identity and why it’s imperative to be aware of that as an artist, as an individual and as a nation and why the development of the society depends on it. Keep up with us for all the updates: https://linktr.ee/recesspodcast
Kamron and D'Andre celebrate the end of season one by having an honest conversation about what hosting a podcast really entails; the ups and downs, the highs and lows and everything in between. They hope that in sharing their process, it inspires and motivates those who listen. Stay tuned for Season 2. It's gonna be lit. For updates, follow: @recesspodcast @kamron.etc @dvndre
Kamron and D'Andre are joined by Keziah Lendor, an all around "boss babe" with an interesting journey and wisdom beyond her years. While briefly outlining her story, Kez mentions that she did Political Sciences and International Relations in university – a course of study that was by all means distant from her current profession. Together, the trio explore the importance of learning from experiences and defining success in your own terms. They also touch on appreciation for one's value and the impact of a good support system on the life of a creative. Check out Keziah on IG: @kezstylesinc For updates, follow: @recesspodcast @kamron.etc @dvndre
In this episode, Kamron and D'Andre go behind the scenes to reveal the not so glamorous part of being a creative. They explain that while it's great to do what you love, it's not all fun and games. From overcoming creative blocks to effective scheduling, being a creative, fun as it may be, isn't without its challenges. For updates, follow: @recesspodcast @kamron.etc @dvndre
Kamron and D'Andre are joined by Shanice Kellman, a Guyana-born creative residing in New York. Shanice starts by briefly chatting a bit about her story: being raised in a West Indian household and how that contributed to her journey.They explore the differences between being an independent creative and working in the corporate world. D'Andre also touches on her desire for structure in her creative process as opposed to Kamron's love for freedom. Here's the takeaway: Don't just go through your creative experiences. Grow through them. Check out Shanice on IG @shanicearlette. For updates, follow: @recesspodcast @kamron.etc @dvndre
Kamron and D'Andre talk about their "organized" lives as creatives. From Kamron's challenges with establishing a concrete daily routine to D'Andre's night owl tendencies, the girls discuss the ins and outs of their creative processes, pitfalls and all. They even touch on the beauty of collaborations and dealing with creative blocks. For updates, follow: @recesspodcast @kamron.etc @dvndre
Kamron and D'Andre are joined by the super dope husband and wife duo Christophe and Shaz Pierre of DesignbySpirit. In this conversation, they take some time to compare and contrast the creative eras of Generation X, Generation Z and everything in between.For updates, follow:@recesspodcast@dvndre@kamronwaithe.etc
On the first episode of Recess: Creative Convos, Kamron and D'Andre chat a bit about themselves and reminisce on their personal creative journeys and all that led them up to this point. Fun fact 1: Kamron did not pursue tertiary education.  Fun fact 2: D'Andre originally wanted to be a pilot. Of course, the queen of gas had to do her thing too.So take a listen and enjoy, then let them know what you think!  Follow on IG  || Kamron Waithe: @kamronwaithe.etc ||  || D'Andre Wilson: @dvndre ||
Let the creative journey begin! Kamron Waithe and D’Andre Wilson introduce themselves, heavily gas each other and tell us the story of Recess: Creative Convos. Join these two creatives as they begin to break down the artistic industry rooted in Caribbean culture, as never before. If you are an expressive being or a lover of the arts, you’ll definitely enjoy this! Follow on IG || Kamron Waithe: @kamronwaithe.etc || || D'Andre Wilson: @dvndre ||
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