Inspiring dancers: Ms Katherine Dunham

Reading Time: 8 minutes Described as the “matriarch of black dance”, Katherine Dunham pioneered a dance pedagogy fusing classical ballet with African-rooted dance and rituals. She was a remarkable anthropologist, choreographer, and founder of the first self-supported African American dance company in the 1940s. … Continue Reading

Inspiring Contemporary Blues Artists: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Keb’ Mo’

Reading Time: 6 minutes In this new series of articles, I’ll profile some of my favourite African American Blues artists. Up first are two contemporary acts with varied styles: one inspired by the traditional Jazz of New Orleans, the other, a post-modern Blues artist.… Continue Reading