By Michelle Aboagye Black Saturday schools have been in existence for as long as there has been a significant Black presence in the UK. Saturday schools, also referred to as supplementary schools, have had a long history in the UK. They were first associated with Irish migrants in the late 19th century, but since theContinue reading “The History of Saturday Schools”
By the Grounded Project Team Acrylic nails were invented in 1954, by a dentist called Fred Slack. After breaking his fingernail at work, he used dental products to create a replacement, later going on to create an acrylic nail company with his brother called Patti Nails. Although Fred Slack was a white man and acrylicContinue reading “Black women and false nails”
Definitions:Aesthetics: principles relating to what is beautiful, pleasing, and appreciated.Polycentric: the idea that movement can initiate from any part of the body Dance in African and African Diasporan cultures crosses many boundaries. It is part of celebrations, religion, war, and theatre. It comes in many forms, from masquerade to ritual spirit dance to theatre. SomeContinue reading “A Brief History of African Dance”
By Rianna Wilson We all love a good boogie. The Electric Slide at the end of a family party (that’s the Candy Dance for those who are not familiar with the official title), a Zanku in the middle of an Afrobeats set or maybe just a simple two step at a work party. Once theContinue reading “Dance cultures of the Caribbean”
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