Feb 20 2021
Dance in Black Culture (Black History Month Podcast)
In this week's episode, we are discussing the role of dance in black culture. We connect different styles of dance to predated African customs and are intertwined in the identity of black people. We also discuss how our shared connection--through our common ancestry--can lead to healing and community building.
Sweater Weather by Versus Beats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b7GPFtKwZU&list=PLmM1GzVfft7hwqUX7PGkqwvGsR1vgkr89&index=248
Stanley Niaah, Sonjah. DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010. Print.
Hanna, Judith. “Dancing to Resist, Reduce, and Escape Stress.” The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing. 1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2017. Web.
Plaza, Dwaine, and Frances Henry. Carnival Is Woman Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas . Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2020. Print.
Johnson, Imani. “BLACK CULTURE WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE: HIP-HOP DANCE BEYOND APPROPRIATION DISCOURSE.” Are You Entertained? Duke University Press, 2020. 191–. Web.