Growing up Black and Brazilian in Gisborne

"The amount of comments that I get from white people saying, ' oh you look like Travis Scott, you look like ASAP Rocky' ... it's like-" "It's better than Lil Wayne." 

In Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Mara and Beto learn how their son Jamil found out about the birds and the bees in Brazil while their kids talk about growing up Black in Gisborne, and having DJs for parents.

Conversations With My Immigrant Parents is a podcast and video series where immigrant whānau have conversations they normally wouldn’t, crossing barriers of language, generation, and expectation.

Co-hosts and producers Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu travelled Aotearoa meeting families from different countries, sitting in as they spoke to each other about love, disappointment, what home means to them - and where home really is.

Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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