Jazz_Lec26 - Jazz History 4/2/08 Jazz History: Lecture 26...

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Jazz History 4/2/08 Jazz History: Lecture 26 Social Dancing in The Swing Era THE CHARLESTON Roots traced back to Central Africa o West indies, Ibo ethnic groups, the Ashanti, and Bari speakers o Could also have been based on the Jay – Bird o Also, the cake walk o Willie the Lion Smith: The Great Migration, says it comes from the Gullah and Geechees (people of the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands) The Castles – made social dancing popular and made it accessable to the middle and lower class. They were icon figures. 1912-1918 Broght ballroom social dancing to millions of middle class Americans Added new style and are known for being able to break down complex steps Premiered the foxtrot Popular icons of the time The late 20’s: Lindy hop in harlem Grew out of the Charleston, the collegiate, and the breakaway Savoy Ballroom “Shorty george” Snowden o credited with coining the term “Lindy Hop”
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o Leader of the first professional lindy hop team
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