Movies Of African American Males (Music & Pure Hairstyles), Half 1
This is part I wig names of a 3 part series on African American male vocalists & musicians performing non-religious music. Half I features videos of African American males with afros (naturals).
Half II options video of African American males with fades (hi-high fades) and with box hair cuts. Half III features African American males with braids and with dreadlocks. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/videos-of-african-american-males-music_15.html for Part II of this sequence.
Part III options African American males with braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/movies-of-african-american-males-music_1192.html for Half III of this collection.
These posts aren’t meant to be a comprehensive overview of the hairstyles worn by the general category of African American male vocalists/musicians who carry out non-religious music. Nor do these posts mean to indicate that the hairstyles proven within the videos have been the one hairstyles that were ever worn by those featured performers.
This submit is offered for historical, leisure, and aesthetic purposes to showcase the music and the performers’ hairstyles. The copyrights remain with their owners.
My due to the composers, vocalists, and musicians who performed this music. My thanks also to the producers of these movies and the video uploaders.
THE PYCHO-SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR AFRICAN Individuals OF Natural HAIR Kinds
I imagine that the hairstyles worn by African American men, like the hairstyles worn by African American ladies, reflect how a lot African Americans typically agree with or reject the place that White standards of beauty are the one acceptable standards of beauty. This is certainly to not say that individual African People (or other Black people) do not like themselves or different Black people if they don’t put on their hair in natural kinds.* Nonetheless, I imagine that a higher acceptance of natural hair styles amongst African Americans and different Black folks signifies more than an expansion of the definition of which hair types Black individuals and also non-Black individuals might consider to be enticing.
It’s my opinion, that a greater acceptance among African Americans and different Black individuals of natural hair styles signifies our elevated acceptance of and increased valuing of ourselves. It was no coincidence that “afro” hairstyles grew to become widespread in the United States within the 1970s throughout the rise of the Black consciousness and afro-centric Black nationalist movement. Since the 1970s, apart from the jheri curl look of the 1970s and 1980s which will likely be the topic of a future submit on this blog, it has develop into the standard follow for many African American men to wear their hair un-straightened and relatively un-processed. And most African American males wear their hair in an in depth lower natural fashion such as that worn by President Barack Obama, or they’ve a bald head.
Up to the age of seven years, I believe that most African American females wear their hair naturally. However, between the ages of seven and eighteen years old, it seems to me that the majority African American ladies wear their hair chemically straightened. However, since the 1990s, an increasing number of African American girls, appear to have chosen to wear their hair in pure hairstyles, though that continues to be a small percentage of that population. As a one that was a younger adult within the 1970s, it is attention-grabbing to see the return in recognition of the “large afros” with Black females & Black men. I consider that the afro and other pure hair styles are respectable common indicators of African American group esteem. By “group esteem” I mean how a lot African People see their group as capable of intrinsic attractiveness with regard to hair without the applying of strategies which attempt to imitate what White folks consider to be requirements of stunning hair such straight hair or lightly curled hair, and light hair colour.**
That stated, I also consider that African American females (and maybe, different Black females) could also be extra accepting of and have a higher worth toward females having mutiple ways they will put on their hair inside quick durations of time (i.e. having completely different hair styles) then other populations of females. In that regards, “natural hairstyles” could also be simply considered one of an rising variety of hair type prospects that Black women may select. But for my part, “pure hair styles” as a doable “impartial” selection (having neither optimistic or destructive implications), is in and of itself a constructive change for Black people, given the overwhelming beliefs within the pre-1960s that the only standards of beauty have been these standards that fit some White folks.
*By pure hair types I imply the “tightly curled” hair texture which is characteristic of most sub-Saharan African individuals and most people of sub-Saharan African descent) are worn without chemical or sizzling comb processing. Different terms for naturally Black hair are “frizzy”, “nappy”, and “kinky”. However, because of their historical and racist utilization, some Black individuals (together with African People) could discover these phrases to be loaded with unfavourable connotations. Because of that, I tend to keep away from utilizing those phrases.