Lifestyle May 21, 2020 at 01:17 pm

Black History Month returns in June thanks to Sherman’s Showcase and its special show with Kente

Sherman's Showcase debuts 'Add Some Kente' video ahead of show

Celebrating our blackness should be all year long and every single day of our lives. February is dedicated to highlighting all our Blackness in all its glory, but have you heard of a celebration of Black History Month in June?

Comedy sketch series Sherman’s Showcase will be making that possible with its rendition of the celebration dubbed “Black History Month Spectacular,” debuting on Juneteenth.

Sherman’s Showcase host Sherman McDaniels has dreamed of doing a Black History Month episode for decades,” creators and stars Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle said in a statement.

“Thanks to IFC and AMC, he’s finally got the chance. Granted, Black History Month was in February. But Sherman said ‘No, trust me, let’s hold off until the world undergoes some fundamental change that forces everyone to stay at home and watch the Showcase.’ And Sherman got his wish. He’d also like to ask Tiger King’s Carole Baskin to stop using his signature phrase ‘cats and kittens,’ which he’s been using on the Showcase since 1973.”

It is only right that organizers of the show have taken the iconic Kente cloth and made it their own with their “Add Some Kente” song. The song tells us to add some Kente to everything whether we are black or white. Basically, Kente cloth should be on everything that can be visualized.

At the opening of the video for the comedy sketch series’ “Add Some Kente”, Sherman McDaniel (Salahuddin) chats with guest star John Legend about Chicago House music and introduces the music video.

The Sherman’s Showcase comedy sketch series first debuted amid great reviews on social media especially Black Twitter for its “Drop It Low (For Jesus)” sketch. For a time in the world where most of our media outlets are covered in gloomy news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, get a good laugh and enjoy some good tunes on Sherman’s Showcase and don’t forget to add some Kente as well.

Its “Black History Month Spectacular” premieres June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, with a follow-up airing on IFC at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

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