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About Us

Committed to Community and Collaboration since 2019

Afros & Audio is the first multi-day conference for and by Black independent podcast creators and audio professionals.

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Our Story

Since its inception in 2019, the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival has emerged as a groundbreaking event, reshaping the podcasting world. In 2024, we're back with more excitement and commitment, ready to host the ultimate gathering for Black podcast creators and audio professionals.

What We Offer:

  • A Unique Conference Experience: Discover why we've become a must-attend event in the podcast industry.

  • Empowering Conversations: Move beyond diversity talk. Engage in dialogues that push your creativity and strategies for success further.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow Black podcast professionals and industry leaders.

  • Resourceful Workshops: Gain access to resources and support for sustainable podcast growth.

Our Mission for 2024 and Beyond:

  1. Elevate the Narrative: Shift the focus from diversity challenges to empowerment and success in podcasting.

  2. Transform the Industry: Champion greater representation and visibility of Black podcast professionals.

  3. Build Lasting Support: Develop infrastructures for ongoing resources and support within the podcast community.

Why Attend?

  • Be a part of a movement that's setting new standards in the podcast industry.

  • Learn from the best: Engaging sessions by renowned podcasters and industry experts.

  • Get hands-on with the latest podcasting technologies and trends.

  • Experience the vibrant culture and community of Baltimore, MD.

Register Now to be a part of this transformative event. Join us for the first time or once again, at the 2024 Afros & Audio Podcast Festival!

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Meet Our Team


Talib Jasir

Founder & CEO, Afros & Audio Podcast Festival

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Armand Jennings

Operations Manager

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Minista Jazz

Innovation & Engagement Curator


Shamiko Reid

Executive Assistant Extraordinaire

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Corey Gumbs

Founder & CEO, Black Podcasters Association

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Nicole Walker

Sponsorship Manager

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