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a Little Street Music May 10

Video Postcard from Paris  . . .  street musicians . . .  playng in front of Musee d’Orsay  . . . caught one jazzy number . . . before the rain ended the show.
I made a contribution but didn’t take note (pun) of their name. Anyone know who they are?

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World Beat: Bermuda Islands Oct 29

We’ve just been transported from the Pacifc Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

Watch for the expressive individual style of each of these five Gombey dancers from Hamilton, Bermuda. Note that each person is showcased separately while masked to protect his identity.

The entire troupe entertains at the outdoor Harbor Nights street fest along the waterfront in Hamilton each Wednesday evening from spring through fall. It can be difficult to get a clear view due to the gathered crowds.

Enjoy your front row seat at this private performance with  just a few of the members of this group. Just try NOT to move your body to that beat!

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World Beat: Fiji Islands Oct 26

Lil Fijian Dancer, go FASTER!
A featured solo by a confident little dude. Makes me smile every time I see it.

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World Beat: Fiji Islands Oct 22

I am fascinated by the youngest performers. They often have energy and enthusiasm in lieu of the practiced skill and precision of experienced dancers. Their personailities and raw talent certainly shine through in their pure enjoyment of the activity.

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World Beat: Fiji Islands Oct 19

In contrast to polynesian dance, melanesian dance is more restrained for female dancers. These Fijian women are more conservatively dressed and make smaller foot movements and hand gestures in their traditional dance performance. Interestingly, this is not the case with the male dancers who lean toward very assertive postures and actions.

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World Beat: Tahiti, Marquesas Islands Oct 15

The remote Marquesas Islands are a world apart from the Society Islands. They are separate and unique. The landscape itself is fiercely rugged with high mountains, hidden waterfalls,  and jungle-like forests.  Notice how these qualities have influenced the Marquesan dance elements and costumes.

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World Beat: Tahiti, Society Islands Oct 12

A solo fire dancer for dramatic effect. He’s an experienced professional. Don’t try this at home at your next backyard BBQ!

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World Beat: Tahiti, Society Islands Oct 08

Now, another variation on male dance. These dances are all based on standard polynesian drum rhythms. Listen carefully. Can you differentiate between them? Go ahead, tap your foot along with the beat! Also, notice the costume change.

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World Beat: Tahiti, Society Islands Oct 05

Tahiti: a beautiful land with beautiful people. Note the more forceful dance style of Tahitian male dancers compared to the softer more sensual movments of the female dancers. Also notice the elaborate body art visible on some of the men. Local women tend to have designs placed a little more discreetly.

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World Beat: Tahiti, Society Islands Oct 01

The Tahitian Islands are a sensory experience. Enjoy the sensuous dance movements performed by these Tahitian female dancers.  They are the exotically beautiful women who inspired artist Paul Gauguin, appearing throughout his distinctively vibrant paintings of French Polynesia.

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