Welcome back to AMPLIFY: The Lockdown Sessions.
AMPLIFY: The Podcast is a series of podcasts created byThe RISE Collective, a youth organisation that uses creative arts and media to amplify the voices of young people.
In each episode we aim to explore a different theme via the work of an array of emerging and established artists, curated for your listening pleasure.
This week, your hosts Amy and Chloe are joined by poet and singer/songwriter Abena-Essah Bediako who blesses us with a poem inspired by her Ghanaian heritage and a brand new original song. We follow that with an anonymous poetry submission before answering your relationship queries (badly). To top off the show we chat with Blk Ozwald, Jax Beats and Rosie P about their latest single 'Chills'.
BetterDays.fm are raising money for the Black Lives Matter movement, with 50% of funds raised heading to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in the UK and the other 50% going to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund in the US. The RISE Collective continues to stand with, support and amplify the voices of Black artists, creators and communities as we work towards equality and social change.
We wholeheartedly support the Black Lives Matter movement and those who are protesting on the ground, you can find a list of organisations raising funds towards the movement in the UK below, so please donate as much as you can as often as you can so that we can keep this momentum going.
Edit and hosting: Amy Parkes, Chloe Lalaguna