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”
By Sophia Harberd For centuries Black people have been shaping the popular music scene in Britain. By the 15th century, Black music traditions were being carried en masse with the African diaspora over the 400-year period when swathes of Africans were stolen and brought across the Atlantic into the ‘New World’. This population of theContinue reading “Notes in time: Retracing the influence of Black British musicians in the 15th-19th centuries.“
By Rianna Wilson Can you name any Black artists? For an extra challenge, can you name any Black British artists? If not, don’t fret. We are here to help you out! So first we should define what it means to be ‘Black British’. The Black British population is made up predominantly of descendants of immigrantsContinue reading “Black British Art”
By Pamilerin Thompson In this blog post, I look at famous Black cowboys and the influence they had on ‘cowboy culture’ in the US. I also explore the vital relevance Black cowboys have in our community today: including the sense of self-worth cultivated and developed by contemporary Black cowboy programmes. Let’s get into it! HistoryContinue reading “A Brief History of Black Cowboys”
by Rianna Wilson Food is a big deal in the US and Black food is an even bigger deal. We have all seen pictures of the elaborate and hearty cookouts, barbecues, seafood boils, Juneteenth celebrations, and the festive holiday meals that Black Americans make. So, what makes their meals different? The answer is Soul. “SoulContinue reading “Black Foods in the USA”
We all love food, right? Eating it, cooking it, even watching other people cook it. But have you ever thought about the history of the food you love to eat?