In 1810, the Ventura twins search for the beat of three motherlands in a Wolof village in the Saint-Louis region of Senegal in West Africa. They meet Idrissa, who invites them to a baby-naming ceremony for his nephew.
Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura
Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura
Orlando Segarra as Horacio Méndez
Alicia Rivas as Atabey
Darin F. Earl II as Idrissa
Rachel Faison as Fatou
Gary Kayi Fletcher as Malik
Daria M. Sullivan as Aminata
Additional voices: Moutarou Diallo, Amanda Faison, Jane Mandel
Guest Musicians: Lara Gonzalez, Christopher White
Culture/Language Consultants: Aida Guisse, Arame Niang
History/Regional/Language Consultant: Moutarou Diallo
Additional research source: Ousmane Traore, Assistant Professor of African History, Pomona college
Thanks for the Share-out, Blythe! Blythe can be heard on the podcast Unspookable.
Special thanks to Patrick Epino.
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