The 21-year-old actress and singer is known for frequently trying out new 'dos — but her latest look may be making as much of a political statement as a beauty one.
In an Instagram post following the event, Zendaya shared a red carpet photo alongside a black-white throwback snap of her family, captioning it: 'Last nights inspo..stunning aunties (my daddy's all the way on the left) and a hint of Angela Davis.'People were quick to share their enthusiasm for her decision to wear an afro at an awards ceremony, where celebrities typically stick to 'long extensions and bouncy blowouts'.
'Afros, the whole nine.'Angela Davis, meanwhile, is a vocal political activist who has had ties to the Black Panthers and the Communist Party USA and was very involved in the American Civil Rights Movement.
She has also spoken in the past about the impact her hair has had on her life.'I was in a primarily white [elementary] school, so most of the girls I was around had straight hair.
Early in the 20th century, several American musicians adopted the Cuban habanera rhythm (a syncopated four-beat pattern) in their compositions; most notably, St. In the decades leading to 1940, Latin American melodies and dance rhythms made their way farther northward into the United States, while the sounds of American jazz spread through the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Musicians and dancers across the entire region became familiar with both musical languages, and the large bands of the swing era expanded their repertory to include rumbas and congas, two types of Afro-Cuban dance music.
I think he'd be down for the cause.'Zendaya frequently shares her support for the cause on social media with one of her most recent Twitter posts saying, 'NO JUSTICE. #BLACKLIVESMATTER'And when's she not acting as an activist, she's either in the studio or filming blockbuster hits.Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect,' she said in a Twitter post.'To say that an 18-year-old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or 'weed' is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive. Undercover, featured her as the title character and a family of color, which was one of her stipulations for signing onto the series.He joined the Havana Symphony at age 16, while already playing jazz with local groups.In 1930 he moved to New York City, where he played with singer and bandleader Noble Sissle.