Professor Carolyn Cooper is a giant in her field. A pan-africanist scholar- activist of international standing whose work both celebrates and critically analyses of the popular culture of her home country Jamaica. In this episode (named after Professor Cooper's first book), the wonders of the internet allow Etienne and Connie of DTA to catch up with Carolyn in transit between Ghana and Jamaica. We clarify some of the issues she raised at her most recent appearance in London and explore her thoughts on Dancehall culture ahead of the upcoming LEVELS: Africa In The Dancehall session. Covering everything from Anansi and Rastafari to colonial governance and the 'pan-africanism' of controversial dancehall artist Vybez Cartel, this is definitely one to connect with.
What does the Black Panther movie say about how people of African heritage engage with their history? This episode takes two scenes from the film - one set in the British Museum and one set in the Ancestral plane to explore the idea that we should live our heritage and not simply look at it.