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Feb. 25, 2022

🎹 a man is synonymous with describing a soldier — with Axel [Part II]

🎹 a man is synonymous with describing a soldier — with Axel [Part II]

What are the known unknowns in your life?
How about the unknown unknowns? 
It’s a scary thought isn’t it? All the things we have internalized and deeply ingrained in us from childhood, from our families, from society, from culture. And we often go through life completely unaware of what is inherently our own and what was inherited, passed down through generations. In this episode Axel Kacoutié reflects on his relationship to his inherited faith and where he stands today. We also dive into their gender identity, from queerness to masculinity and what it means to be a man.

Episode Mentions:

  • Axel’s work: A Sound Poem
  • Vodun: is an ancient religion practiced by some 30 million people in the West African nations of Benin, Togo and Ghana. With its countless deities, animal sacrifice and spirit possession, voodoo -- as it's known to the rest of the world -- is one of the most misunderstood religions on the globe.
  • Podcast on men and the patriarchy: Men — Scene on Radio (Season 3) 
    (you can also find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever else you listen)

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The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour
Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

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Axel Kacoutié

Axel Kacoutié is a creator who's been crafting sound, music, and words to challenge the familiar and revive a magic in the mundane. They are also the Creative Director of Sound for Guardian Podcasts and the sound designer and theme composer for its flagship daily news podcast, Today in Focus.