Black History Month
October is Black History Month in the UK and a time to celebrate the contribution black people have made over the centuries in shaping the dynamic and diverse country we have today.
It is about celebrating and sharing knowledge; celebrating the contribution black people have made to freedoms, our culture and our society.
From books, musicians, artists, authors and scientists, there are many great individuals to celebrate.
On Tuesday 3 October, during Black History Month, we learnt how music can give people a voice to tell a story, to spread a message or to sing in protest.
The song is ‘So Strong’ by Labi Siffre. The song won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
Labi Siffre is a British singer, songwriter and poet.