Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Chosen One

With the over dilution of the readership (too many blogs) I brought it to a head much faster. By the tenth the readers/dancers voted for Oahu East to butt out. It will be deleted on the 20th and very few will notice. It will give me ten days to get everything else rearranged and in order by the first of September.

"They who love dancing too much seem to have more
brains in their feet than in their head."

I have been running into a few Latins lately and as far as the Latin populations growth, I think its a nice thing. For one thing, Hispanic cultural awareness needs to be spread in Hawaii. It is not just Salsa. The entire Hispanic community will realize that Latin does not have to be from the Caribbean. There may be 20 million people in the Caribbean, but there are 20 million in Mexico City alone. Somebody picking up on this action?

"Frenesi" by Artie Shaw

Mexico, the entire country, is a powerhouse of diverse music. South America with Brazil and Argentina have always led the way there. So it is happening in Hawaii, the diverse Hispanic community is independently identifying themselves as Hispanic. It will take time, we are going to learn to chassé, and there is a Latin Night Club right around the corner. Latin Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba and Tango. And how about a few Rhythm dances like Swing?

"Maria Elena" by Jimmy Dorsey

There is going to be some dancing on this island.

Hear, Hear

This is a widely used way of expressing approval for something the speaker has said. It dates from the time when disapproval was shown by humming. Those who were in favor of what was being said called for others to listen by saying, "Hear him. Over time this changed to "Hear, Hear," the form that is used today.