It's About to Get Lit, Y'all
December 25, 2019 12:36 PM   Subscribe

We are samba beats, house beats, reggae beats, spirituals, gospel, jazz, hip hop, r and b, the blues, zydeco, Morna, palm wine, Afropop, disco, and country sting band. We are the world music playing as you stir your pots.

We are a pot on three stones, we are Grandma’s cast iron stove, Great-great-great grandma’s plantation hearth, we are your microwave and electric slow cooker.

We are Sylvia’s, Ms. Sallie’s, Ms. Edna’s, Charle’s Southern Style, Ms. Mamie’s, Amy Ruth’s-we are Nando’s peri peri and Dooky Chase.

I want to be all these things too!
posted by valkane at 3:09 PM on December 25, 2019

TIL. Thank you for posting this.
posted by Soi-hah at 3:44 PM on December 25, 2019

That's interesting... I thought it was a US American thing, since I've never heard of anyone celebrating Kwanzaa outside of the US, but the second article seems to suggest it's bigger than that. It also speaks of 'empowering the African-African community' and that confuses me... Can anyone help me out?
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:41 AM on December 26, 2019

Thank you! Then it seems safe to assume that 'empowering the African-African community' is a typo, right?
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:20 AM on December 26, 2019

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