54Lights celebrates people from Africa, the diaspora or of African descent who are doing amazing work. The vision is to reshape perceptions of Africans and showcase the beauty, strength and culture from throughout the continent.

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Sep 29, 2022

Bring Art Back To Life

WHAT TO EXPECT...WHEN YOU PUSH PLAY In this episode, host Kondwani Mwase is joined by Rwandan urban music icon, Cassa. Cassa emerged from the music sc…

Sep 15, 2022

A Matter of Language

Language and meaning dissected, this week's bite-sized conversation is a crude attempt to explore a "universal" lingua franca for the continent. Compl…

Sep 1, 2022

Standing in Solidarity

Our guest, Jana Rae Yerxa, is one of our season's most inspirational guests. She's an activist, writer, poet, teacher and community leader. She not on…

Aug 18, 2022

Masterpiece Theatre

Our bite-sized conversations continue with superfan Natasha Soobramanie as our guest in studio. Taped on location, we spent some quick time reflecting…

Aug 4, 2022

The Masterpiece Makeover

Artist Calvert Jones is best known for his stunningly bright and provocative works of art. This past year, I sat down with Calvert to talk about his w…

Jul 21, 2022

Trailers with no Regrats

Our debut of 54Bites - our reflections on things said and unsaid from our previous episode. Today, we talk trailers...what's in, what's out and what t…

Jul 7, 2022

Forward Ever Backward Never (0.54)

The opening curtain rises again on 54Lights podcast.  This season, one unlike we've ever had, will unfold in a slow and stead burn. We will light up…

Feb 2, 2022

Dimmed (but) not diminished

We close Season III of 54Lights podcast with a short recap of the power of the season and an invitation to stay tuned for the next, and final, Season…

Jan 19, 2022

House of Leads with Rheima Robinson

The next episode is our final guest-led conversation for Season III. It features the formidable poet, author and activist Rheima Robinson. We were pri…

Jan 5, 2022

Book it Build it & Play with Matt Rennick

As we near the end of Season IV of 54Lights, we sat down with one of the best and brightest Creative Directors in North America. Matt Rennick, a frien…

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