The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77844   Message #1394246
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
31-Jan-05 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Why do people do the Happy Claps?
Subject: RE: Why do people do the Happy Claps?
I have a live recording of a sacred steel band that includes an interlude where the band quits playing for several seconds while the audience continues clapping. It's definitely not your typical on-the-downbeat clapping. It's highly polyrhytmic with a very strong backbeat emphasis.

I guess that says a little about the rhytmic sophistication of the largely black sacred steel audience versus your typical white pub crowd?