TIDAL Launches ‘Inside My DNA’ Series, Dedicated to Telling Immigrant Stories
On Thursday (Feb. 1), TIDAL launched Inside My DNA, a biweekly video podcast dedicated to mining the stories of artists who are proud descendants of immigrant families. Inside My DNA's timely arrival…
On Thursday (Feb. 1), TIDAL launched Inside My DNA, a biweekly video podcast dedicated to mining the stories of artists who are proud descendants of immigrant families. Inside My DNA‘s timely arrival stands as a response to the national political climate currently rife with anti-immigrant and anti-black rhetoric.
The video podcast is co-hosted by TIDAL editors Jesús Triviño Alarcón and former Billboard hip-hop editor Adelle Platon.
“As Americans, a country built almost entirely by immigrants, it’s only natural that our beliefs and behaviors are affected by the immigrant traditions of those that came before us. Inside My DNA, a video podcast hosted by TIDAL editors Jesús Triviño Alarcón and Adelle Platon, as well as rotating co-hosts, will showcase freewheeling conversations with artists, across genres, who are also products of immigrant households, and unpack the similarities and differences that inform and inspire every aspect of their careers and lives,” reads the series’ home site.
Orange Is the New Black‘s Jessica Pimentel stars in the inaugural episode, discussing adversity, all things Dominican and family heritage: “It made me proud of who I am. The food I eat. The music I grew up on — the traditions that we have. All the…superstitions that we have, it all comes from there.”
Dive into the first segment below.