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Show originally released February, 2022. Streaming on-demand Juneteenth, 2022.
In this hour we are celebrating Chicago's blackness by showcasing some of Chicago's finest musicians, performers, writers, and filmmakers. From behind the scenes to in front of the camera, Well and Black Variety Show...
In this music video, Saya Naomi is faced with the reality that the person she thought was her friend is not. Through pain and spirituality, she finds true friendship and togetherness with her community. Roy Kinsey plays her intuition, her guide from shadow to light.