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(de)Ciphered

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(de)Ciphered is the podcast from the team behind The Cipher newsletter. In this series of intimate conversations, host Christabel Nsiah-Buadi talks to African British creatives who - by leaning into their roots - are creating new spaces for all of us.

(de)Ciphered is a My Lens Media production.
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Episode Two: Sylvia Arthur, "We Stand Here As Legacy To Our Parents"

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Episode Two: Sylvia Arthur, "We Stand Here As Legacy To Our Parents"
(de)Ciphered, is the audio companion to the newsletter, The Cipher. On this show, hear Christabel Nsiah-Buadi speak to African British artists and thinkers who - by leaning into their roots - are creating new spaces for all of us. Christabel talks to Sylvia Arthur, the founder of The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora, based in the heart of Accra. The library has thousands of books written by writers from the African Diaspora, it also hosts writing events. Part of LOATAD’s mission is to help address the literacy challenges some communities across the continent face, but, as the conversation reveals, their approach is decolonized and inclusive. Listen to this conversation, originally taped in the summer of 2020 to find out about Arthur’s journey from London to the heart of Accra and the library’s mission. ---- To get more Afro-British perspectives on global black culture, subscribe to The Cipher newsletter. Then follow us: On Twitter @ciphermag On Instagram @theciphernewsletter
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June 25, 2021
S1 E1 - Michael Olatuja: "The Pain You Feel Will Propel You Into Your Destiny”
On the first episode of (de)Ciphered, host Christabel Nsiah-Buadi speaks to London-born, Lagos-raised, and New York-based electric and acoustic bassist and composer Michael Olatuja. The conversation took place in mid-2020 when the realities of the COVID and the ongoing protests against anti-Black racism shook the world into reality. Listen as they talk about Michael’s most recent album, ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’ and his impressive career, which has taken him across continents. Olatuja also pays homage to UK Hip Hop legend TY, and talked about how to navigate emotionally difficult times. Don't forget to subscribe to The Cipher newsletter to get more Afro-British takes on global black culture, then join the social media community on: Twitter: @ciphermag Instagram: @theciphernewsletter
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May 27, 2021