Black History Month – “L’ébène est dans le noir” video

October, which is nearly over, is celebrated as Black History Month, in the United Kingdom, where I lived for a few years and learnt of this event.

To celebrate this, I am posting below a video-clip of Burkinabe MC Art Melody, which Tom Devriendt shared yesterday at AIAC. The song, titled “L’ébène est dans le noir” (The ebony is in the dark), starts with Sarkozy’s infamous quote about Africans “not having fully entered into history” and goes on to reflect on the situation of Africa, a result of their leaders corrupt actions. I found the video captivating, as it is made up of different representations of black and African people across time – through movies, documentaries and cartoons).

Enjoy the video and I hope you’ve had a good Black History Month (and if not there are a few days left to do so)!

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