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.
Stuff we liked this week: Nathan dances with an awesome Taiwanese dance team, the evolution of swing (sorta), and another swing podcast hits the interwebs!
Here's a story about Pops we bet you didn't know. This week, 60 years ago, the jazz giant took a stand against injustice.
Check out the only known footage of Chick Webb drumming, read a sweet article about lindy hop today in Harlem, and a classic magazine portrait of the great Dawn Hampton.
For Pride Month, we were proud to host a conversation with Adam Brozowski, Hallie Kuperman, and Lori Taniguchi about LGBTQ+ issues in the Lindy hop community.
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.
Hey Mister Jesse
September's show features new releases from Postmodern Jukebox with Tara Louise, The Perseverance Jazz Band, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles with Jessy Carolina and Gordon Webster and plenty of international audience feedback. (86 minutes)
August's show features new releases from Cats & Dinosaurs, Hal Smith's Swing Central, Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders, The Jonathan Doyle Swingtet and The Mad Hat Hucksters and plenty of international audience feedback. (74 minutes)
July's show features new releases from Postmodern Jukebox with Grace Kelly, Gordon Webster, Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five and Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five and plenty of international audience feedback. (84 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.