Welcome to Yehoodi!
Yehoodi is a community of folks from around the world that are passionate about lindy hop, swing dancing and swing jazz. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about this artform and to hang out with others in the lindy hop community.
This week in Stuff We Liked: a queer swing dance festival in Sweden, Jo chats with dancers about competing, and "the world's most comfortable suit."
In a couple of weeks, the final Swing Riot takes place in Montreal, Canada. We're sad to see it go, but proud of all they have achieved. It's not too late to register!
Mandi Gould reminds folks to acknowledge the contributions of BOTH dancers when you share out a lindy hop video.
We talk with Remy Kuoakou Kouame, Sara Deckard and Andrea Gordon about the current issues of Black inclusion in the Lindy Hop community.
We had the pleasure of spending some time with Sonny Allen. Sonny is a Harvest Moon Ball champion dancer who also does mambo, foxtrot and tap. Sonny talks candidly about his childhood, Savoy Ballroom experiences and and life as a dancer. He was personal friends with many well known musicians and dancers including Sammy Davis Jr.
The swing community continues to deal with issues of sexual assault, rape culture and misuse of positions of power.
NOTE: images of Max Pitruzella and Steven Mitchell are in this video.
Hey Mister Jesse
June's show features an international 8-Count Swing with new releases from The Big Butter Jazz Band, Lewis Franco & the Missing Cats, Amanda Brown & The Common Ears, Enric Peidro Swingtet, Milk Crate Bandits, Carolina Reapers Swing, The Cope Street Parade, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers and The Swing Ninjas and plenty of international audience feedback. (78 minutes)
April's show features new music from The Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra with the legendary Queen of Swing Norma Miller and plenty of international audience feedback. (70 minutes)
Mr. Cantor runs Celluloid Improvisations which is an archive of jazz (and jazz influenced and/or related) music preserved on 16mm sound film, videotape, laserdisc, DVD and various digital formats.
This independent film is made by Lindy Hoppers for Lindy Hoppers. It stars Dax Hock, Sara Breck, Kevin St. Laurent, Jo Hoffberg and a ton of Lindy Hopper musicians and dancers you may recognize.