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Young, Black & Fly

A micro podcast about art, film & music for all, through the lenses of young black creatives
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DWY
Do you ever feel an extra layer of pressure as a black creative?
Edwin Arzu
DWY
How do you feel about being called a “Black creative”
DWY
In response to @edwinarzu “the balance of pressure and a beautiful responsibility”
Edwin Arzu
Edwin Arzu
DWY
You never know how small experiences shape your view
DWY
Asking @jesserose
DWY
@edwinarzu do you want to explore your Latino heritage more in your work?
Edwin Arzu
Michael NiiON
Pressure of being a black artist.
Michael NiiON
Being referred to as a black artist.
Michael NiiON
In response to Edwin and DWY
Michael NiiON
Continued... being a black artist.
Joshua. James
The pressure permeates through every aspect of our lives.
Joshua. James
Joshua. James
Western systems don’t acknowledge blackness
Naji
Naji
DWY
In response to @Naji
DWY
Did you always pull inspiration from black art?
Joshua. James
Curiosity grows with maturity
Edwin Arzu
Latino Upbringing weaved into black culture
Naji
Yes in different ways at different times in my life!
DWY
Where you the first in your family to pursue a creative career?
Edwin Arzu
First generation
Joshua. James
I’m the only creative in my family
Naji
Where does inspiration end and appropriation begin?
DWY
What parts of your black experience do you draw inspiration from?
DWY
Two part question
Michael NiiON
Being a creative in the family
Michael NiiON
Family influences
Michael NiiON
The inspiration in being yourself in our culture
Michael NiiON
Final thoughts on influence
Michael NiiON
Skateboarding for black culture
Edwin Arzu
Edwin Arzu
DWY
Why aren’t there more black animated projects
Edwin Arzu
The younger generation needs it
Michael NiiON
First thought on animation
Michael NiiON
What anime means to us
Michael NiiON
What we are for animation
B*star
Animation is sick.
DWY
Are we responsible for bringing the next generation through?
Edwin Arzu
DWY
What black creatives inspired you ?
Edwin Arzu
B*star
Naji
Chris Ofili
DWY
How important is ownership to you as a creative
DWY
Continued...
B*star
No more loans.
Edwin Arzu
Equity
DWY
Do you feel you have to talk about something in your art
Edwin Arzu
B*star
DWY
Too black for TV
DWY
DWY
Edwin Arzu
DWY
Edwin Arzu
Edwin Arzu
DWY
Being a black artist is being a black owned business
DWY
@itsmichael
DWY
Human voice vs Artistic voice
Naji
Naji
Edwin Arzu
DWY
DWY
DWY
Black stories not black versions of white characters
DWY
Nuance and context
Edwin Arzu
Edwin Arzu
Naji
Naji
DWY
At the beginning and we need more people behind the lens
Edwin Arzu
DWY
What gets you through your rough patches
B*star
God
Edwin Arzu
Edwin Arzu
@amirsaysnothing
DWY
Do you still enjoy art as a fan?
Edwin Arzu
Naji
Enjoyment for enjoyments sake
Eva
Eva
Eva
Eva
Eva
Eva
☝🏿I love to see it
Eva
Eva
Eva
DWY
Thanks to @EvaA
DWY
Two heads are better than one
DWY
How does collaboration function for those in different art mediums
Edwin Arzu
Hey Eva
Edwin Arzu
Edwin Arzu
Team Player
@amirsaysnothing
MAKE MUSIC WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
DWY
It’s about making the best thing
Edwin Arzu
@amirsaysnothing
@amirsaysnothing
INNER CHILD
Edwin Arzu
DWY
Healing is key
DWY
Art that inspires
Edwin Arzu
DWY
Art vs Life
Edwin Arzu
@amirsaysnothing
same mang.
Naji
Just take time to be present and absorb