A rising star in the lindy hop world, Latasha Barnes of New York City has expertise in multiple urban styles, from hip-hop to house to waacking. Latasha is featured In a New York Times story about a unique dancer/musician collaboration she participates in at the event LayeRhythm. A very interesting read, with awesome photos and video.
Other Stuff We Liked:
- If you read our recent story about the 20th anniversary of the “Khakis Swing” Gap ad, you might want to check out this interview with Christian Perry, a featured dancer in the commercial. Lots of interesting details about the shoot and how he got to be in it.
- That bastion of journalist integrity The Onion reports that scientists recently “discovered” 13,000 year old footprints, revealing the origins of the Charleston. Hmmm. [Hattip: our buddy Morgan from Reddit]
- In Belo Horizonte, Brazil there was a recent lindy hop versus b-boys battle. Wish there was some video of the event! UPDATE 4/13: the BeHoppers sent us video! See below.
- Did you know April 30 is International Jazz Day? In 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day to “highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.” Sounds like a worthy goal to us.
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