June 26th, 2008

linkthink #813: Travel Agency

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Bees In The Key of A from brynmore on Vimeo.

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  • 1. wayneandwax.com » N&hellip  |  June 26th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    […] The re-popularization of Sufi inshad in Egyptian dance music – which not only, beyond some linkthink, merits a post of its own here (for a few reasons), but inspires some further thinking re: the […]

  • 2. Caro  |  June 27th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Loved loved loved Jeff’s piece, which in some unstated ways begins to address some of the issues you’re talking about re: the Black-centered-ness of “nu whirled” interest. Given that it’s still about Afro-originated hip hop, it doesn’t entirely take us out of Afro-referents, but I liked how giving Korean b-boying an identity of its own (or Russian or Belgian b-boying) allows us to start talking about the dance as a now Korean form (the same way its OK to talk about re-rooted polka or waltz without always having to go all the way back to Euro origins). And there was something in the body vocabulary, in the moves, that to my uneducated eyes seemed to have other antecedents (the same way he says that the Brazilians incorporate capoeira and the Russians seemed to have this Cossack thing going). Man, I want to be Jeff when I grow up.

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