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Recess: Creative Convos

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.

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Episode 2: "Now & Then: The Gen X & Gen Z Creative"

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

17 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 4: "Growing Through Your Journey: The Independent VS. Corporate Creative"

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

17 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 3: "What’s Goin' On In Our Heads: The Creative Process"

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

3 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Does Rhythm Make The Soul Of Ah People Dance? feat. Freetown Collective & Jimmy October – Season 2 Episode 1 (Part 2)

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

6 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 5: "The Grind: What They Don't Tell You"

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

31 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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Season Two Official Trailer

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

28 Oct 2019

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Episode 6: "When Your Dream Changes"

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

15 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Season One Finale: "The Real Real: What 1 Season Of A Podcast Teaches You"

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

13 May 2019

Rank #8

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Does Rhythm Make The Soul Of Ah People Dance? feat. Freetown Collective & Jimmy October – Season 2 Episode 1 (Part 1)

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

3 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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2 With Slight Please? feat. Afiya Francis – Season 2 Episode 6

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

15 Dec 2019

Rank #10