Young, Gifted & Black: A celebration of voices of African heritage

In collaboration with REMA and Rotherham Diversity Festvial, to celebrate Black History Month, we’ve a real treat for you! The Young, Gifted & Black podcast showcases the voices of up and coming local young poets of African heritage, spanning: Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Jamaica and Zimbabwe. They are: Taina Maneus, Verta Lune, Danae Wellington, Sile Sibanda and Warda Yassin.

Note: Difficult and possibly triggering subjects covered in this podcast.
REMA is the infrastructure support organisation for the Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector of Rotherham.



Hosted by: Dominic Heslop – The One Devotion
Danae Wellington (00:20)
Lessons from Mama | Halfway Smile | Last Days with Maria
Taina Maneus (07:36)
Oh Freedom | 9pm Stroll, Riverside | The Last Africans
Sile Sibanda (12.27)
I Wanna Be | Behold | Arms of Love
Verta Lune (18.15)
Remembering | The Cuts | My People
Warda Yassin (25:20)
Searching for my Father’s Tree | Stories of Boys and Men | Cavendish Count

Music: Sometimes by Frequency Decree
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
 is a song by Nina Simone with lyrics by Weldon Irvine. It’s had many covers over the years including Aretha Franklin and this legendary one by Bod and Marica