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Street Dance

Magazine Art + Culture | 09 Mai 2016

CITY BEAT

“I said a hip hop,
The hippie, the hippie,
To the hip, hip hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it
To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie,
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
Now, what you hear is not a test – I’m rappin’ to the beat,
And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet.
[…]”
Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang

And it was easy for people to move their feet, arms, legs, their entire body, when they listened to the beats of hip hop, a music genre created in the US in the 1970s, boating a stylised rhythmic pace, accompanying the rapped lyrics, in a sung rhythmic and rhymed discourse.

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Text: Paula Monteiro
Photos: Orlando Fonseca

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