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BLAM UK ( Black History Bites)

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A weekly 10 min history podcast to aid your Black history learning.

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The Luo community and art in East Africa

September 20th, 2021


The Luo have a very rich arts culture and often perform dance music and use musical instruments and costumes during ceremonies and funerals.

African Oral traditions and the evolution of Rap

August 9th, 2021


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

July 30th, 2021


The Haitian Revolution is one of many examples of Black resistance and liberation against systems of slavery and colonial rule. 

African Contemporary Art

July 23rd, 2021


Did you know that there are over 3000 cultural groups in Africa? That's potentially 3000 different African artistic expressions. African art forms …

Social Structures and Caste Systems in Ancient Africa

July 19th, 2021


The ancient African continent was made up of a number of diverse hierarchal societies which primarily determined people’s social standing.

Garifuna Dugu Ceremonies: Funeral Traditions in the Diaspora

July 9th, 2021


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.

Nine Nights: Funeral Traditions in the Diaspora

July 2nd, 2021


This episode looks at a Caribbean funeral tradition called Nine Nights. You might have even attended one?

Black British English

June 25th, 2021


Black British English - also known as Black British Vernacular or Black English Vernacular - is a language in its own right, not a dialect! 

Winti: African Religions in the Diaspora Series

April 30th, 2021


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. 

Haitian Vodou: African Religions in the Diaspora Series

April 22nd, 2021


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 and Shango: African Religions in the Diaspora Series

April 14th, 2021


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. 

African Waist Beads

April 7th, 2021


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 …

Beauty Standards

March 27th, 2021


Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks about Beauty Standards in Black Communities. Sign up for our free Zuri Therapy (Racial-Wellness) here:

From the Talking Drum to Steel Pans: Drumming in Trinidad and Tobago

March 19th, 2021


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.

Black Racial Trauma

March 1st, 2021


Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks about how racial trauma can affect black people and suggests ways to reduce it.
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St. Lucia Creole Heritage Month

February 12th, 2021


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 …

The Negritude Movement

January 29th, 2021


It is important to highlight the Black presence in Europe and the impact African people have had all around the world. 

Nigerian folktale: 'Why The Sky Is Far Away?'

January 22nd, 2021


Today we want to do something a little different and tell you the Nigerian folktale of 'Why The Sky Is Far Away?' 

The Garifuna

January 13th, 2021


The Garifuna have a beautiful culture and heritage with African roots.

African Masquerades in the Diaspora

January 8th, 2021


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 …

African Architecture

December 21st, 2020


Today we discuss African Architecture...

Racism in the British education system in the 1960s/70s

December 15th, 2020


"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 …

Black Power in the Caribbean Series: Trinidad and Tobago 1970

November 26th, 2020


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 …

Black Power in the Caribbean Series: Curaçao Uprising 1969

November 20th, 2020


This is episode 2 in the Black Power in the Caribbean Series. 
We explore how Black workers on the island Curaçao fought for liberation. 

Black Power in the Caribbean Series: Jamaica and the 'Rodney Riots' 1968

November 11th, 2020


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, …

Critical Race Theory

October 26th, 2020


At BLAM we discuss the importance of Critical Race Theory 

Yoruba Gender Roles

October 12th, 2020


Today we discuss Yoruba Gender roles... 

The Ancient Kingdom of Dahomey

September 28th, 2020


Sophia from BLAM takes a look back at one of the ancient African kingdoms. 

Africans in Edinburgh in the 1500s

September 11th, 2020


Ife from BLAM UK takes on a short journey to explore the lives of two Africans that worked in the King of Scotland courtyard. 

Notting Hill Carnival

August 28th, 2020


Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks us through the significance of Notting Hill Carnival to the British Afro-Caribbean community.

The British Black Panther Party

August 12th, 2020


Sophia from BLAM talks us through the little known British Black Panther Party. 

Black People in South America

July 29th, 2020


Sophia from BLAM talks to us about the under-represented black population in South America.

Indirect Rule in Africa

July 23rd, 2020


British dominance was maintained in African colonies through Indirect Rule. In this episode, Florence from BLAM will explain the basic ideas around …

Black Mathematicians

July 22nd, 2020


Jodi-Ann from BLAM introduces us to some Black Mathematicians that have influenced the subject. Do you know any other Black Mathematicians?

Bold Black Women in recent History: Audre Lorde

July 8th, 2020


Sophia from BLAM talks to us about activist and feminist Audre Lorde.

The UK's Blk Art Group 1979-1984

July 3rd, 2020


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 …


June 22nd, 2020


Sophia from BLAM talks us through the Windrush, on its 72 year anniversary.

The Bristol Bus Boycott

June 19th, 2020


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 …

Intersectionality x Black Lives Matter

June 17th, 2020


Jodi-Ann talks us through why it important for us to consider intersectionality when fighting for all Black lives.

Black Lives Matter protests

June 15th, 2020


Sophia from BLAM talks us through the current protests happening around the world.

The Caribbean Migrants who helped with rebuilding Britain

June 5th, 2020


Jodi-Ann speaks to us about how the Windrush Generation helped with rebuilding Britain after WW2 and the troubles that they faced.

Black Georgians

May 29th, 2020


Sophia from BLAM tells us about the Black people in England during the Georgian period. 

The Black Tudors

May 27th, 2020


A journey into the lives of Black people living in Tudor Britan in under 5 mins !! 

Great Zimbabwe

May 22nd, 2020


Sophia from BLAM guides you through an ancient civilisation... 

Black History Bites by BLAM UK

May 16th, 2020


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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