Frankie Month Recap of Mother City Hop in South Africa

The following guest blog posts was written by Brendan Argent, one of the Frankie Manning Ambassadors from South Africa. You can view the original post on his website here.  Reflections on Mother City Hop 2016, South Africa’s inaugural swing festival Lindy hop has had a presence in Cape Town for nearly 5 years, since Jeannie Elliott moved […]

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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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