Series 1, Episode 2
Andi and Miquita travel to Barbados as this most British of Caribbean islands prepares to become a republic, cutting ties with the UK.
The duo meet anti-colonial calypso star the Mighty Gabby and his son for a moving musical performance and discuss why forging a new identity is so important for Barbados. Further immersing themselves in Bajan culture, Andi and Miquita go swimming with horses and enjoy local food and breakfast rum with soca stars Peter Ram and Alison Hinds.
As progressive prime minister Mia Mottley is preparing to modernise the constitution, which still outlaws gay sex, Andi and Miqutia meet members of the LGBTQ+ community to talk about the island’s first pride marches. They also have an unsettling meeting with the descendants of slave owners at a plantation house, where they have tea with resident Brits and tourists who remain a powerful force on the island and get their perspectives on republicanism and the modernisation of Barbados.
Finally, they engage in a moving exploration of their African roots when they receive their DNA results and visit Ngozi Farm, where African culture and its connection to the Caribbean is celebrated.