Artwork for podcast Heart of the East End
February 28th, 2022 - Angelique Kidjo; Bonnie Cannon
28th February 2022 • Heart of the East End • Gianna Volpe, WLIW-FM
00:00:00 01:48:14

Share Episode


Angelique Kidjo, Yemandja

Global human rights super star and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo talks about how hearing Jimi Hendrix led to her understanding of an African American and the concept of slavery as a nine-year-old in Benin, as well as the imminent world-wide premiere of Yemandja, which was written by her daughter and weaves the story of slavery in their home country during the 1800s with that of the present using the water deity of mothers, fertility and soulmates as a guide.

Bonnie Cannon, Monday Meditation underwritten by Monk Music Studios

Bonnie Cannon is the Executive Director of The Center and a formidable local figure in black history herself. She speaks about how the littles, middles, and teens of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center celebrated Black History Month during February before educating listeners about the intense career-making training programs that are making an immense difference in the lives of many local youth in marginalized communities.