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S2:E6 - Freetown Collective: Creating Space That People Never Knew Existed
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S2:E6 - Freetown Collective: Creating Space That People Never Knew Existed

We’re back in Trinidad for this episode of The Cipher, talking with Lou Lyons and Muhammed Muwakil, founding members of the supergroup Freetown Collective.

Proud dreamers, these two artists created their Freetown Collective as a form of self-expression that would provide a uniquely Caribbean perspective. 

The two, who had very different careers before starting the band met in 2010; their meeting was a meeting of minds; they bonded over their love of music and passion for social advocacy.

Freetown Collective would become a source of music and thoughtful social advocacy. In this special episode, hear them talk to Christabel about discovering the world through magazines, being raised by politically militant parents, pushing back against old ideas of what Black manhood looks like and so much more. This show is ALL love.

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AudioDiaspora
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Join host Christabel Nsiah-Buadi as she 'passes the mic' to Black creative visionaries worldwide. In this series of relaxed, engaging interviews, hear them reflect on moments that shaped their lives. Then, discover how these experiences inspired them to create art, media, and movements that celebrate their cultures - and shatter old narratives about them.