ep 029 Diversifying the Narrative part 1 featuring Jakki Ford

Diversifying the Narrative: stories from dancers of the line formerly known as the Ebony line and beyond part 1, featuring Jakki Ford

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Today’s episode kicks off a 7 part series in which I feature guests that are all People of Color that performed in Hallelujah Hollywood, Jubilee, and/or Hello, Hollywood, Hello between 1973-2016. I begin this journey talking about my own experience with diversity growing up, moving into the world of entertainment in the ballet company and then the Jubilee company, by the year 2000.

 I then bring in Jakki Ford to share her thoughts on diversity and the future of this country. She will return next week with a full episode sharing more of her stories from the Ebony line in both Hallelujah Hollywood and Jubilee. Enjoy!

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Jakki again mentions her aunt’s time as a Showgirl in Idlewild and the movie that was made. Here’s the trailer. Looks like fun!!


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Showgirl's Life Podcast | ep 35 Diversifying the Narrative: stories from dancers of the line formerly known as the Ebony line and beyond part 7

ep 035 Diversifying the Narrative: stories from dancers of the line formerly known as the Ebony line and beyond part 7

I had the honor of speaking to dancers from the line formerly known as the Ebony line for this special episode. Make sure to listen to each of their individual episodes in addition to this culmination of this special series. Featuring Pete Menefee, Jakki Ford, Anthony Brown, Gayve Littles, Victor Littles, Frieda Bronfin, Eileen Ryans Scott and Andrew Branche.

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