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.
Read our semi-regular rundown of stuff we liked on the interwebs this week. Lots of things we think you should click on!
In 1956, Ella Fitzgerald, at the height of her ability, performed two sets in LA. Sixty years later, you can finally hear the recording from that session.
Another lindy hopper comes forward detailing her sexual assault perpetrated by a prominent international dancer / instructor.
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
November's show features new releases from The Shoeshiners Band, The Milk Crate Bandits, The Brooks Prumo Orchestra and Peter Liu & The Pollcats and plenty of international audience feedback. (99 minutes)
October's show features new releases from Postmodern Jukebox with Mandy Gonzalez & Tony DeSare, The Hot Sugar Band and The Timber Men Stompers, a Dawn Hampton tribute by Catherine Russell & Ron Sunshine and plenty of international audience feedback. (95 minutes)
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)
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.