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31st July 2014

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@shotsdboss at the world famous Desperadoes pan yard in Laventille. African drums were banned in the 19th century. In the early 20th Century young people in Port of Spain innovated and created the steel pan. Desperadoes steel band emerged out of the Orisa yard run by Mildred Tola and Ma Taiwo. #music #seunkuti #culture #africa #trinidad #steelpan #maferefunegun

@shotsdboss at the world famous Desperadoes pan yard in Laventille. African drums were banned in the 19th century. In the early 20th Century young people in Port of Spain innovated and created the steel pan. Desperadoes steel band emerged out of the Orisa yard run by Mildred Tola and Ma Taiwo. #music #seunkuti #culture #africa #trinidad #steelpan #maferefunegun

Tagged: maferefunegunafricaculturesteelpanseunkutimusictrinidad

29th July 2014

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Kola is the only man to have played this drum from 1981 to today. #egypt80 #seunkuti #felakutilives #naija #culture #music

Kola is the only man to have played this drum from 1981 to today. #egypt80 #seunkuti #felakutilives #naija #culture #music

Tagged: felakutilivesegypt80culturenaijaseunkutimusic

28th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Native American News with 296 notes

nativeamericannews:

Did you know the Sign Language of the Great Plains Indians is one of the first known sign language systems of North America? http://bit.ly/18PeMkc

nativeamericannews:

Did you know the Sign Language of the Great Plains Indians is one of the first known sign language systems of North America? http://bit.ly/18PeMkc

25th July 2014

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#tbt Cape Coast Castle, Ghana. Travel is something that we take for granted these days. Just hop on a plane and go. Leaving Trinidad to go and visit Cape Coast and Elmina castles was important for me. That my ancestors endured and survived forced journeys. That I can freely walk the world now is a tribute to their chained feet. #emancipation #travel #diaspora #ghana #culture #reparations #caribbean #africa #MaferefunEgun

#tbt Cape Coast Castle, Ghana. Travel is something that we take for granted these days. Just hop on a plane and go. Leaving Trinidad to go and visit Cape Coast and Elmina castles was important for me. That my ancestors endured and survived forced journeys. That I can freely walk the world now is a tribute to their chained feet. #emancipation #travel #diaspora #ghana #culture #reparations #caribbean #africa #MaferefunEgun

Tagged: ghanacaribbeanculturetravelafricatbtdiasporamaferefunegunemancipationreparations

22nd July 2014

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See my halo how it grows! It’s been six months since I combed out my locks. My hair continues to amaze, surprise, frustrate and delight me. I’ve done so much with my hair in the past six months I can’t figure out why we continue to socialize our daughters to dislike their hair in its natural state. Every time I see a little black girl with processed hair I want to weep for both her and her mother. Why deny your child the chance to experiment, create, change and make mistakes with her hair on its own terms? Also it’s time we subvert the language of othering people who choose to wear their hair in its natural state, as if processing is the norm and your hair the way you were born with it is abnormal. #naturalhair #afro #blackwomen #identity #blackhair #natural

See my halo how it grows! It’s been six months since I combed out my locks. My hair continues to amaze, surprise, frustrate and delight me. I’ve done so much with my hair in the past six months I can’t figure out why we continue to socialize our daughters to dislike their hair in its natural state. Every time I see a little black girl with processed hair I want to weep for both her and her mother. Why deny your child the chance to experiment, create, change and make mistakes with her hair on its own terms? Also it’s time we subvert the language of othering people who choose to wear their hair in its natural state, as if processing is the norm and your hair the way you were born with it is abnormal. #naturalhair #afro #blackwomen #identity #blackhair #natural

Tagged: naturalblackhairnaturalhairafroidentityblackwomen

20th July 2014

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Rehearsal for Freedom Morning Come - a conversation between the enslaved people who gathered outside the Treasury Building to hear the Governor read the Emancipation Proclamation. In the history of civil disobedience/ non-violent direct action this moment is recorded as one of the first, as the enslaved shouted down the governor with cries of ‘pas de six ans’ - no six years - against the announcement that there would be a six year period of apprenticeship instead of full freedom. The play will be performed on Friday August 1st at 6a.m. in front of Treasury Building.  #trinidad #theatre #idakeda #enslavement #colonialism #freedom #civildisobedience #emancipation

Rehearsal for Freedom Morning Come - a conversation between the enslaved people who gathered outside the Treasury Building to hear the Governor read the Emancipation Proclamation. In the history of civil disobedience/ non-violent direct action this moment is recorded as one of the first, as the enslaved shouted down the governor with cries of ‘pas de six ans’ - no six years - against the announcement that there would be a six year period of apprenticeship instead of full freedom. The play will be performed on Friday August 1st at 6a.m. in front of Treasury Building. #trinidad #theatre #idakeda #enslavement #colonialism #freedom #civildisobedience #emancipation

Tagged: colonialismidakedatheatrefreedomcivildisobedienceenslavementemancipationtrinidad

17th July 2014

Post reblogged from The Wretched of the Earth with 18,709 notes

asubmissiveintraining:

The first question shouldn’t be “are you taken” but “are you interested.”

Contrary to popular stank male belief, a woman being single doesn’t endow you with magical woman-getting properties.

Exactly.

17th July 2014

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#tbt -Fire Pass in Moruga, Trinidad, April 2011. After a 60 period of prayer and fasting pujaries show their devotion to the Divine Mother Kali - the Hindu goddess of Time and Change - by walking across hot coals and through fire #trinidad #travel #hinduism #spirituality #kalipuja #fire #culture

#tbt -Fire Pass in Moruga, Trinidad, April 2011. After a 60 period of prayer and fasting pujaries show their devotion to the Divine Mother Kali - the Hindu goddess of Time and Change - by walking across hot coals and through fire #trinidad #travel #hinduism #spirituality #kalipuja #fire #culture

Tagged: kalipujafiretraveltbtspiritualityculturehinduismtrinidad

17th July 2014

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#tbt Rumba Aché at Fiesta del Fuego on the streets of Santiago #cuba #travel #rumba #drumming #caribbean #culture #rhythm

Tagged: drummingcaribbeancubatraveltbtrumbaculturerhythm

15th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Soul Sistrin with 490,985 notes

imdrinkingthestars:

letourfatewritethewords:

weary—soul:

this was too fucking amazing to not reblog, so I made it black and white.


wow.

imdrinkingthestars:

letourfatewritethewords:

weary—soul:

this was too fucking amazing to not reblog, so I made it black and white.

wow.