Jun 16, 2020
Episode 12: Naming
Play • 19 min

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.

Written and directed by Dania Ramos
Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino
Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: shutterstock/design36

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.

Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support from the Google Podcast creative program and our Patreon community!

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