The Luo have a very rich arts culture and often perform dance music and use musical instruments and costumes during ceremonies and funerals.
Have you heard of the Griots? Listen to find more about the history of oral traditions in Africa and how it has influenced modern rap
The Haitian Revolution is one of many examples of Black resistance and liberation against systems of slavery and colonial rule.
Did you know that there are over 3000 cultural groups in Africa? That's potentially 3000 different African artistic expressions. African art forms …
The ancient African continent was made up of a number of diverse hierarchal societies which primarily determined people’s social standing.
Dugu is a healing ceremony in which Garifuna community members come together to call upon ancestral spirits - known as ‘Gubida’ - to help heal or aid the passing of a sick person.
This episode looks at a Caribbean funeral tradition called Nine Nights. You might have even attended one?
Black British English - also known as Black British Vernacular or Black English Vernacular - is a language in its own right, not a dialect!
Winti is one of the purest African religions found in the diaspora.
This episode moves away from the Caribbean and takes us to Suriname in South America.
Vodou is one of the most demonised, stigmatised and even criminalised religions in the world. But have you ever really considered why that is?
Santería, seen in Cuba is a direct descendent of the Yoruba methodology of the Orisha and so is Shango, a religion practiced in Trinidad and Tobago.
Did you grow up seeing women wearing waist beads? Have you worn them yourself? Do you know what their various meanings are and what the different …
Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks about Beauty Standards in Black Communities. Sign up for our free Zuri Therapy (Racial-Wellness) here: https://blamuk.org/zuri-therapy-racial-wellness/
Did you know that drumming was once banned in Trinidad and Tobago?
Have you heard of the tamboo bamboo?
This week's episode looks at the history of drumming in Trinidad and Tobago.
Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks about how racial trauma can affect black people and suggests ways to reduce it.
Sign up for our free Zuri Therapy (Racial-Wellness) here: https://blamuk.org/zuri-therapy-racial-wellness/
Have you heard about the creole foods, dances, games and storytelling that happens during the month of October in St Lucia. If not, here's a brief …
It is important to highlight the Black presence in Europe and the impact African people have had all around the world.
Today we want to do something a little different and tell you the Nigerian folktale of 'Why The Sky Is Far Away?'
The Garifuna have a beautiful culture and heritage with African roots.
There are many African traditions that prevail across the diaspora. The African Masquerade is just one of them! Today we explore the roots of the Wanaragua, displayed by the Garifuna people and the Jonkunno, performed …
Today we discuss African Architecture...
"Educationally subnormal" - that was the horrible term used to label children who had a "low or below average level of understanding or intelligence". Caribbean children were often labelled this in the 1960s, due to …
Episode 3 in the Black Power in the Caribbean series looks at Trinidad and Tobago's 'Black Power Revolution', 1970. There were a number of events …
This is episode 2 in the Black Power in the Caribbean Series.
We explore how Black workers on the island Curaçao fought for liberation.
What did the fight for Black Power look like in the Caribbean?
BLAM explores the fight for Black Power on a number of different Caribbean islands, …
At BLAM we discuss the importance of Critical Race Theory
Today we discuss Yoruba Gender roles...
Sophia from BLAM takes a look back at one of the ancient African kingdoms.
Ife from BLAM UK takes on a short journey to explore the lives of two Africans that worked in the King of Scotland courtyard.
Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks us through the significance of Notting Hill Carnival to the British Afro-Caribbean community.
Sophia from BLAM talks us through the little known British Black Panther Party.
Sophia from BLAM talks to us about the under-represented black population in South America.
British dominance was maintained in African colonies through Indirect Rule. In this episode, Florence from BLAM will explain the basic ideas around …
Jodi-Ann from BLAM introduces us to some Black Mathematicians that have influenced the subject. Do you know any other Black Mathematicians?
Sophia from BLAM talks to us about activist and feminist Audre Lorde.
A look into a group that created a new form of Black British Radical Art- called the Blk Art Group. Their varying work pieces themed on Black …
Sophia from BLAM talks us through the Windrush, on its 72 year anniversary.
Florence from BLAM talks you though the main events of the Bristol Bus Boycott and how this brought about a significant change to the lives of Black …
Jodi-Ann talks us through why it important for us to consider intersectionality when fighting for all Black lives.
Sophia from BLAM talks us through the current protests happening around the world.
Jodi-Ann speaks to us about how the Windrush Generation helped with rebuilding Britain after WW2 and the troubles that they faced.
Blam's black history bites!
Sophia from BLAM tells us about the Black people in England during the Georgian period.
A journey into the lives of Black people living in Tudor Britan in under 5 mins !!
Sophia from BLAM guides you through an ancient civilisation...
BLAM UK ( Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health ) presents to you 'Black History Bites' a new educational podcast that will bring to you Black global history, through a range of 10 min long episodes.
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