Teaching a class on Music as Resistance next quarter. Thinking of awarding extra credit to whoever can/will come up and demonstrate skanking when we go over ska.
"Once upon a time a valiant fellow had the idea that men were drowned in water only because they were possessed with the idea of gravity. If they were to knock this notion out of their heads, say by stating it to be a superstition, a religious concept, they would be sublimely proof against any danger from water. His whole life long he fought against the illusion of gravity, of whose harmful results all statistics brought him new and manifold evidence. This valiant fellow was the type of the new revolutionary philosophers in Germany."
This is Somali currency and that woman depicted on it is Hawo Tako.
Hawo Tako is the symbol of the Somali resistance to Italian Colonialism in the south. She’s depicted as armed but with her baby still wrapped to her side. Symbolizing both her role as a mother and a warrior. Somali women have always fought for our people historically at home and within the diaspora.