Join 3,494 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

12 posts tagged with dance by flapjax at midnite.
Displaying 1 through 12 of 12.

Related tags:
+ (118)
+ (75)
+ (56)
+ (52)
+ (33)
+ (25)
+ (20)
+ (18)
+ (15)
+ (15)
+ (14)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (11)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (9)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (5)


Users that often use this tag:
madamjujujive (18)
The Whelk (14)
flapjax at midnite (12)
homunculus (10)
nickyskye (9)
y2karl (8)
filthy light thief (6)
fearfulsymmetry (6)
empath (6)
ThePinkSuperhero (6)
loquacious (6)
quin (5)
Trurl (5)
Potomac Avenue (4)
vronsky (4)
gman (4)
divabat (4)
Artw (4)
tellurian (4)
lazaruslong (4)
puny human (4)
netbros (3)
Pretty_Generic (3)
Brandon Blatcher (3)
chunking express (3)
Miko (3)
hermitosis (3)
growabrain (3)
jason's_planet (3)
Rhaomi (3)
not_on_display (3)
hadjiboy (3)
dhruva (3)
Fizz (3)
MechEng (3)
paleyellowwithorange (2)
oinopaponton (2)
Devika (2)
Joe Beese (2)
Tom-B (2)
hal_c_on (2)
ocherdraco (2)
velvet winter (2)
Confess, Fletch (2)
twoleftfeet (2)
humannaire (2)
Bora Horza Gobuchul (2)
jammy (2)
louche mustachio (2)
desjardins (2)
Deoridhe (2)
Blazecock Pileon (2)
StrikeTheViol (2)
miss lynnster (2)
Hands of Manos (2)
dersins (2)
klangklangston (2)
infini (2)
Fuzzy Monster (2)
brundlefly (2)

just a little folk music for y'all

December 4th, 1928, in a New Orleans park: two boys dance while another plays a homemade drum kit.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 13, 2014 - 22 comments

FOLI

I don't think you could find a better illustration of the grace, beauty and compelling power of African rhythm and sensibility than this 10 minute film.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 5, 2012 - 26 comments

The Treniers

Do you know The Treniers? Back in the 40s and 50s, they straddled the lines between jump blues, swing, early rock'n'roll, jazz dance, hep jive and comedy. They were a whole hella fun, and they happened to be the backing band for what must be the best dance performance Jerry Lewis ever gave the world. That particular clip, BTW, from a Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis "Colgate Comedy Hour" in 1954, is purported to be the first rock'n'roll performance on national television, and it may well have been.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 28, 2012 - 14 comments

drumming is dancing, dancing is drumming

I'm willing to bet that even a lot of you who say "I don't like drum solos" will, well... like this one.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 17, 2011 - 101 comments

With at least 210 years between them, they're keeping it young...

A little triumph of the human spirit.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 18, 2010 - 25 comments

a glimpse of the joy and genius of contemporary Cuban culture

You dig this Canto para Shango? Well then, you might want to peruse more of the Cuban folkloric and popular music and dance on offer at Boogalu Productions. Check out the top video on their YouTube channel for a dizzying display of the varieties of musical expression emanating from today's Cuba.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 8, 2010 - 10 comments

Alekpehanhou, and the funky moves he inspires

Just in case you were wondering, yes, indeed, it is the people who dance to Zinli music in Benin who have the coolest, freshest dance moves on the planet. Once you get past the extended a cappella intro, and that delicious slow groove kicks in at the 3:26 minute mark, this video will treat you to some of the most undulating funky moves EVAR. Now, whether you wanna try some of these gyrations yourself, or whether you just dig a nice, slow, cooly percolating West African groove for listening, go here for more from singer Alekpehanhou the "Roi du Zinli Rénové". [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 23, 2009 - 16 comments

Big fun with the Five Racketeers

Behind them on the stage, a giant watermelon. In their hands, little tiny guitars, which they play like mosquitoes on speed. They scat, they dance, they get halfway through the alphabet. Their percussionist has the coolest little drum kit ever, but that doesn't stop him from playing the stage floor and the walls. Who are they? Why, The Five Racketeers, of course! And who's that lady who storms the stage for a little shimmy at the end of the clip? Well, that's Eunice Wilson, and she stuck around to do another number with the fellows. You want more, right? OK! Then let's head down to the All-Colored Vaudeville Show, for some serious oooold-school entertainment.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 16, 2009 - 21 comments

Don't try this at home.

OK, I got yer muhfuggin Single Link You Tube post right here. That's right. Now you tell me that's not amazing. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 4, 2008 - 88 comments

The Red Detachment of Women

I'm not the world's biggest ballet fan, but there's just something about seeing Chinese ladies doing their plié and their relevé and their pirouettes while pointing rifles that speaks to something deep and primal within me. It's The Red Detachment of Women, of course. And comrades, you are urged to view it in its entirety. [note: see hoverovers for link descriptions] [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 12, 2008 - 34 comments

Batá drum and dance of the Yoruba, Nigeria, West Africa

Learn about the powerful, complex Batá drumming and dance tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Check these 6-to-8 year old Batá drummers laying down the groove. Then theres the Egungun action going on over in Ibadan, to the accompaniment of Batá drums, of course. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 8, 2007 - 8 comments

sisters are doin' it for themselves.

Africa. Some women drumming. Some women dancing. [courtesy of the YouTubes]
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 6, 2007 - 21 comments

Page: 1