Jumbie: Lesser told haunting tales from colonized lands

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On Jumbie we’re going to hear dark and haunting stories from local storytellers that are inspired or about the spirits, monsters, and other cryptids from colonized places.

These are stories that don’t often get to be told on larger stages. Not everyone grows up with stories of vampires and werewolves, or at least like the ones you can buy books about. 

Then we’ll sit in conversation with our storyteller to explore their relationship with their story, with horror, and how colonization ties into any of that. 

We’re going to have storytellers from across the greater Toronto area with different cultural backgrounds from different kinds of communities. 

We have drag queens Tifa Wine or Ryan Persadie and Ms Nookie Galore or Patrick Salvani.

First Nations rapper Wiidaaseh, performer, vocalist and motivational speaker Ms Tania Lou.

And writer W. H. Vigo, among others who will be joining us as guests. 

The stories they have to share are dark and haunting. You don’t want to miss it. 

We’ll be releasing episodes bi-weekly starting October 27. Be sure to find us and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Music by Zee Thompson

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Featuring special guests (with headshots): Patrick Salvani/Ms. Nookie Galore, Ryan Persadie/Tifa Wine, Miss Tania Lou, Wiidaaseh, Joan Rupram, W.H. Vigo.