Swing! Swing! Swing! A Celebration of Swing Music
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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Louis Armstrong said, “If you can’t feel Swing, you’ll never know it.” This series, hosted by Connaitre Miller of Howard University, explores why Swing was the most popular dance music in America and how it is still alive today in dance halls, clubs and movies. For more on Swing music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.
||CleanGypsy Swing||In this episode, Gypsy Jazz violinist Tony Ballog introduces us to the music of Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Swing.||18 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Swing||In this episode we’ll learn about the roots of Western Swing, and hear the music of its most famous performer, Bob Wills.||16 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwing Jazz||In this episode, modern day Swing performers explain and demonstrate where Swing Jazz came from, why it was so popular, and where you can find it today.||14 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes it Swing?||In this episode, we introduce several kinds of vintage and modern swing music and learn what music needs to have in order to “Swing.”||11 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
- Category: K-12
- Language: English
- © ARTSEDGE, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts