Dance is a big part of life across the African continent. It serves many purposes; entertainment, enjoyment, religious rituals, celebrations, some are even used before warriors enter into battle. Whatever the dance is used for, the all share one characteristic – they are all very well structured and require a certain amount of talent toContinue reading “Not Everyday Shaku Shaku, Sometimes Adumu Adumu: Dance Cultures of Eastern Africa”
By Pamilerin Thompson The arts of the Yoruba are as numerous as our deities, and many objects are placed on shrines to honor the gods and the ancestors. Beautiful sculptures are made from wood and brass and the occasional terracotta. The Yoruba also have varied masking traditions that have resulted in a great diversity ofContinue reading “The Artistic Tradition of Yoruba Culture & Art”
Mermaids in African & Caribbean Mythology By Michelle The myth of the mermaid is a universal cultural staple. They feature in fairytales, fantasies, adventures, and the like. The concept of mysterious beings who live in the sea and other bodies of water has captivated the minds of those who live on land for milenia. TheContinue reading “Mami Wata, La Sirene, Mama Dlo”
By Michelle Aboagye What makes protest so impactful and so effective is its versatility. Protest comes in many shapes, forms and mediums, and as seen through history it can be inspired from even the smallest events. Protest is a human response to unpleasant and unfavourable conditions. Protest can be something as unifying as taking toContinue reading “Black Music as a form of Protest“
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