Night in a Blender Dance ('06)

Night in a Blender Dance ('06)

Postby waltsnipe » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:02 am

Just an early note that the annual SCARAB Camp Tues. night dance for 2006 will be "Night in a Blender: World Music Hybrids." Turkish electronica? Hip hop from Senegal? West African/Irish dance music? Indian/flamenco funk? Arabic version of "Rock the Casbah"? If you never expected it, we've got it, and it WILL move your collective pelvi. As in years past, a free CD of the night's mix to the first 50 dancers.

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Postby PrincessCharming » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:02 pm

I am so there!! Can't wait. Now. what to wear, what to wear..
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Postby waltsnipe » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:21 am

Wooden clogs, a sari, and a Balinese monkey mask, topped off by a Nepalese shamen's hat? :-)
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Postby Random_Cola » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:57 am

haha, I'm there, that sounds great!
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a taste of the playlist

Postby waltsnipe » Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:26 am

Just a little taste of the world music hybrid playlist for the night:

--Sultan Tunc: "Deliloy"

--Delinquent Habits: "Return of the Tres"

--Pahinui Brothers: "Jealous Guy"

--Ondar: "Tuva Groove"

--Craig Harris and the Nation of Imagination, featuring Barbaros Erkose: "Big Body Girl"
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Postby K-mom » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:36 am

W0W. What to wear?, I'll pack a suit & tie for this calibre shindig. Finest dancing shoes.
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:51 am

What? No Willie Nelson?
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Postby trilobyte » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:50 pm

That sounds really cool!
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Postby waltsnipe » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:07 am

SCARAB Camp: at 7:30 and Brave (next door to our sister camp, Radio Electra). Look for two life-sized Shivas having a tug-of-war along our street frontage, and a circle of flags inside the camp.

Dance under the stars with SCARAB, Tues. night, 8-10:45. First 50 dancers get a CD of the night's mix.
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Postby blyslv » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:16 am

What to wear? Why, a lovely black velvet sheath, of course!
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Postby blyslv » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:18 am

Do you have any Mbila Bel or Franco et Son TPOK Jazz Band? Evolocko Jocker?

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Postby waltsnipe » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:30 pm

Wellsir, I have to admit that you've stumped me. Are those bands from Central Africa? soukous music? When we had the sub-Saharan dance 3 years back, I definitely played some of that style and from that region. If I remember right, we played some Kekele and some Kanda Bongo Man (spelling may be way off.....I'm sitting at work, but thinking about the playa).

Don't want to give away all of this year's playlist, but Baba Maal is definitely on there, so West Africa is represented.
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Postby blyslv » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:59 pm

They are all from the afro-cuban school. In the 50s a bunch of cuban musicians went to Kinshasha to jam. They met up with the central africans and history was made! My musician friend says it's a "12 tone diatonic" scale (?) but I really have no idea what it means.

I do know that it is not the most accessible music to those used to the 3 chord progressions and structures of western pop music. It took some listening before I finally "got it."

It's also funny to watch westerners try and dance to it. The melody is extremely fast, which is what they mostly pick up on. But it is not something you can dance to for 15 minutes. You have to pick a slower beat and start moving your hips to that. When I got used to it and started dancing to this music, I emulated my hosts, and danced ballroom style. C'etait tres sexy!
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Postby waltsnipe » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:51 pm

I know that the guitar players in that style are some of the best in Africa. Long, complex single-note lines played with a clean amp tone, FAST, for hours upon end.

When I dance to it, I try to cut the beat in half (to avoid hip injuries) :-)

Hope you can make our Tuesday dance!
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Postby blyslv » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:38 pm

I plan to!
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Postby waltsnipe » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:46 am

Also, look for the HG Wells time machine parked out front, and the inflatable arch :-)
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Postby Remark » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:02 am

sounds like something i'm going to pencil in....
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Postby waltsnipe » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:40 pm

Thanks to all you folks that turned out for the dance on Tuesday night. It was great to meet you all and dance with you under the stars.

If you were curious, here's the playlist for the night:

Night in a Blender: World Music Hybrid Dance, Vol. I; Burning Man 2006
1. Delinquent Habits--"Return of the Tres" (Mexican hip hop)
2. Solo Los Solo--"Somos Solo Los Solo" (hip hop from Spain)
3. El Payo Malo--"Na Ma Se Que Canta" (hip hop from Spain)
4. Pahinui Brothers (w/Cooder, Lindley)--"Jealous Guy" (Hawaiian reggae)
5. Craig Harris--"Big Body Girl" (Turkish reggae/jazz)
6. Youssou N'Dour/Peter Gabriel--"Shaking the Tree"
7. Afro Celts--"Deep Channel (Outernationalists remix)”
8. Oojami--"Ali (Trans-Global Underground remix)" (Turkish electronica w/latin flair)
9. Zuco 103--"Garganteiro" (Brazilian/Arabic dance music)
10. Zuco 103 w/Lee Scratch Perry--"It's a Woman's World" (Brazilian/Jamaican soul)
11. Asian Dub Foundation w/Zebda--"Police on My Back" (Indian-Franco rock)
12. No One is Innocent w/Orchestre National de Barbes--"Le Poison" (Franco-N.African rock)
13. Cheb Tati w/Oto--"Bled" (Algerian rai/Japanese electronica)
14. Nitin Sawhney--"Dead Man" (electro-Indian blues)
15. Cay Taylan--"Pop" (Turkish electro-hip hop toasting)
16. Urban Trad--"De L'air" (electro-Belgian celtic)
17. Baaba Maal w/the Screaming Orphans--"I Will Follow You" (W.African-celtic)

Night in a Blender: World Music Hybrid Dance, Vol. II; Burning Man 2006
1. Clotaire K--"Beyrouth Ecoeuree" (Lebanese hip-hop)
2. Macaco--"Pirata de Agua Salada" (flamenco hip-hop)
3. Cheb Mami--"Azwaw 2" (celtic rai)
4. Malik Adouane--"Shaft" (arabic funk)
5. Mogollar--"Mogol Mektubu" (Turkish electro-groove)
6. Wimme--"Texas" (Finnish electro-joik)
7. Dissidenten--"Love Supreme" (German-Indian dance)
8. Anoosh--"Samra" (French Canadian-arabic groove)
9. Eastern Dub Tactic--"Spark the Sound" (sitar electro-groove)
10. Natacha Atlas--"Yalla Chant-Transglobal Underground remix"
11. Smadj--"Station Mir" (Franco-Tunisian electronica)
12. Shri--"Tarana" (Indian techno)
13. Aisha--"Rondalla del Gran Farsant" (Catalonian fusion)
14. Costo Rico--"Corazon" (reggae from Spain)
15. Zuell--"Self-Reliance" (dub from Spain)
16. Ondar--"Tuva Groove--Hani Remix" (Tuvan techno)
17. Rossy--"Betsiboka" (choral goodbye from Madagascar, w/S.African flavor)

Next year in SCARAB Camp? World reggae!
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Postby blyslv » Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:21 pm

I spent an hour looking for you guys and couldn't find it. So I had fun hanging out at the transgender party, but still, I wanted to dance!
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