By Shilpa

A few weeks ago, my sister Trishna and I led a singing and dance workshop with women in Peterborough prison, in association with Gal-Dem, an online magazine by and for Women of Colour.

‘An ‘old skool’ Bollywood track blasted from a speaker in the corner of the room. Some women sat around the edge of the room looking curious, shy or reticent. Some toe-tapping started, a few nodded their heads and smiled. One woman got up and started dancing salsa, another shook her hips and started whining to the dhol beat. We looked at each other and smiled; we were in for a fun morning…

…Read more here

http://www.gal-dem.com/2015/10/24/black-history-month-and-the-power-of-song-and-dance-in-prison/

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