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Thread #59418 Message #2702814
Posted By: Janie
17-Aug-09 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
In the catagory of Random (or not) Traces from All Over, I took African dance classes for several years, but long after the disco craze, to which I was completely oblivious.
Watching that clip, many of those moves have their genesis in West African dance, and while subtle, there is the hint of African polyrhythms in the disco beat. I don't know the history of the evolution of disco, and so don't know how the influence runs between disco and breakdancing. The influence of African music and dance in both is clear, regardless.
Now, having learned about the lives of stars, I'm headed back to Cosmos to be illuminated by the next episode.