Oral and Visual history Project In Little Jamaica

That captures stories from community leaders in Little Jamaica with a podcast series produced by local youth through a skill-building STEAM program during the summer of 2023.

Out of the Archiving Black Futures – Little Jamaica pilot project came a podcast series and interactive sidewalk decals showcased on the streets on Eglinton West.

What You'll Experience

01

Community

The creation of the Soulful Echoes pilot podcast was a collaborative dialogue between members of the Little Jamaica community from all walks of life, youth interested in creative storytelling, and professional artists.

02

podcast

The podcast that emerged from this project is Soulful Echoes: Resonating Roots of Likkle Jamaica. A passionate exploration about what is at the heart of the Little Jamaica neighbourhood and the impact felt by the pervasive changes within the area.

03

Public Art

The release of this project also includes public art in the form of illustrated sidewalk decals that connect back to the Soulful Echoes podcast. These decals capture the sights and sounds of what makes Little Jamaica as iconic as it is.

A podcast resonating the roots of Likkle Jamaica

Launch today
A Conversation With MPP Jill Andrew
A Conversation With MPP Jill Andrew
For this bonus episode of the Soulful Echoes podcast we got to hear from MPP Jill Andrew of Toronto--St. Paul'...
00:20:35
December 19, 2023
A Conversation With Masani Montague of Rastafest
A Conversation With Masani Montague of ...
Nyla and Liam speak with Masani Montague of Rastafest about her experience living in Little Jamaica since the 70s....
00:10:37
December 19, 2023
A Conversation With Rev. Aina-Nia Ayo'dele
A Conversation With Rev. Aina-Nia Ayo'd...
Nyla and Liam interview Rev. Aina-Nia Ayo'dele, a change-maker and leader, and learn how Little Jamaica is a s...
00:22:48
November 24, 2023

Meet the Project Team

storyteller

David Lewis-Peart

host

Elaine Robinson

Visual artist

Jevon Dontae

Sound Director

Edmond David

Cultural Consultant

D'Andra Montaque

Administrative director

Tracey Prehay

Project Coordinator

Nico Taylor

Project Coordinator

Queen Kukoyi

Youth Creative

Janaya

Youth Creative

Liam

Youth Creative

Nyla

A City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot signature project