Prof. E. Moncell Durden Presents an Interview with Frankie Manning from “Everything Remains Raw”

  The Frankie Manning Foundation is excited to announce a special film presentation. Dance historian, Tradition-bearer and scholar Prof. E. Moncell Durden will share full interview footage of his stirring conversation with the late Frankie Manning. A snippet of which can be seen within Prof. Durden’s powerful documentary about the black dance continuum “Everything Remains […]

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Mother City Hop

Guest Post by Brendan Argent  In the 1940s, musicians in Sophiatown (South Africa) started playing swing music in the style of the American big bands they heard on the radio. Before long, the neighbourhood became know as ‘Little Harlem’. This South African swing had a very distinctive flavour as the (often homemade) penny whistles and […]

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