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Swing Nation : The Lindy Hop Talk Show ! September 13 2014

 

Did you know that Lindy Hop has its own live talk show? No idea, Right?

It does! Starred and presented  by @Spuds @ZuckerPunch and @Rikomatic and produced and broadcasted by famous website Yehoodi.  “SwingNation” goes online once a week to bring up the latest news and best information about the Lindy Hop world though   awesome live interviews and videos. Best part is, it is actually an interactive show, where viewers can  participate though a chat room.

Swing Nation has allready 56 episodes that can be download or watched online  totally for free at :

http://www.yehoodi.com/show/swingnation

 

Stay tuned !


Dancing in New Orleans June 13 2014

As a Lindy hopper visiting New Orleans someday in your life it’s a must. Why? Plain and simple. Live music is everywhere! Big bands, Brass bands,Blues, Swing, Jazz, Soul, hip hop, you name it. Plus, people from New Orleans are super friendly and in a great mood. Cheap eats, bike friendly and of course the lovely Lindy hop scene.


New Orleans is a city chosen by many tourist’s to party on bachelor/ ette away trips, the famous Bourbon street has become a sins alley (?) Strippers, lousy music covers,tits and beer. Local dancers and musicians choose told us  that best days for dancing are Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

If you wanna see THE REAL THING head over to Frenchmen St. this is where music just pop out from every single bar, at least three bands playing everyday in each bar, and there is one bar next to the other so walk up and down the street and spot out the dancers inside.


Lindy scene swings from  Mimis (Wednesdays),to  DBA bar, The Spotted Cat Music Club (Fridays) and Always Lounge on Sundays.



This amazing city is where great artists, dancers,dancing teachers and bands choose to live such as Andy Reid, Petter Loggins and  Bobby Bonsey, Tubba Skinny The Smoking Orchestra and The Palmetto Bug Stompers So don't miss out and put those dancing shoes in your carry-on!


For more information:

http://theallwayslounge.net/

https://www.facebook.com/mimisthebar

http://www.dbaneworleans.com/


Happy Birthday Frankie Manning! May 28 2014

Frankie Manning is dancing in heaven! Yes he is ! The biggest and most amazing birthday party NYC (and probably the world) has ever seen has recently finished (and we are still recovering).

New york city held five days of non stop craziness that included great shows in historical places where lindy hop was born like the Apollo theatre and the Cotton Club up in East Harlem. Live Bands that would play ALL NIGHT LONG till 4 am, such as Gordon Webster, The Carling Family Band and the George Gee Orchestra.Amazing all levels lessons, and a crazy fast hellzappoping comptetition won by Soochan Lee and Hyun Jung Choi from Korea

We could not believe our eyes when more than two thousand slices of a sweet potato pie we have only heard about in songs where served just before midnight. All of a sudden blue and yellow ballons filled the air and flown vividly up and down three storages at Terminal 5 while  people from over 47 nations from Seoul to Argentina sang  together  the happy birthday. All, to honor a man we will always love and keep his memory alive. The one and only Frankie Manning!