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Mabiland Makes R&B en Español for Black Queer Latines


Mabiland is aware of that Blackness just isn’t solely a racial marker; Blackness — in Colombia — is a situation knowledgeable by a bigger historical past of slavery and white supremacy. Whereas Mabiland facilities these advanced realities, the artist refuses the narrative trope of Blackness and violence as all the time feeding into each other. The visuals within the video to “WOW,” launched June 2021, middle Black intimacy and relationality even whereas the lyrics identify the racial and sophistication violence occurring in Mabiland’s residence metropolis of Quibdó, which belongs to the Chocó Division of the nation. Chocó, additionally residence to the hip-hop group ChocQuibTown, has just lately confronted militant militia teams and unlawful mining that’s destroying ecological landscapes and Indigenous folks’s entry to meals. In 2020, Chocó was labeled as a “hunger capital.” In combining lyrics of political and social violence with visuals of Black communities in Colombia participating in mundane occasions, equivalent to hair braiding, krumping, using bikes, and sitting on porches, Mabiland highlights the truth that even by means of hardship, Black Colombians proceed to maneuver by means of the world in quotidian methods. With out naming it, she reveals viewers that Colombia doesn’t defend Black folks; Black Colombians defend one another.
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