Integrated Rhythm podcast

Integrated Rhythm

Chisomo & Bobby

Two besties navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Join Associate Professor, instructor, and swing and Zambian heritage dancer CHISOMO SELEMANI and world champion swing dancer, instructor, and historian BOBBY WHITE as they discuss Afro-centric social dancing with a range of guests, make bad puns, and occasionally sing. The goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. You can support us at: Patreon: www.patreon.com/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Put IR in notes)

37 épisodes

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    CHECK IT OUT: Summer of Soul

    2:07

    While we handle some life situations and prepare the next few episodes, check out Questlove's new documentary, "SUMMER OF SOUL"! And thank you all for your support!
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    33: Holding On

    51:28

    Holding on. That seems to be a theme as we discuss Black American English, Southerners traveling North, and, of course, jazz dance.  0:00 Black American English: It's a language! 11:30 Bobby experiences a TINY bit of language discrimination, compared to how much Black Americans experience.      16:30 Discrimination of language is discrimination of people 20:00 Chisomo's speaking as an unintended role model for Black students 24:00 Code switching, both conscious and subconscious 33:00 The Great Migration and soul food 40:00 Cleveland vs Australia 41:00 Gullah culture and Jazz Dance 45:30 The Carribean & New Orleans -------------------------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White. Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)     
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    32: Hope-timistic

    56:18

    Hope-timistic. It's how we're feeling after the recent "Move Together: Build Back Better" event recently conducted (we said "build back together" in the podcast, our bad!), which even had some truth charcuterie from Chisomo (say that three times fast).    0:00 Some love   7:00 The everyday lens   13:00 Looking towards the future   15:00 Leaks in the fuel tank   19:00 Communication, Improvisation, Rhythm, Play, Competition --- and the importance of cultural immersion   29:00 Coloniality and control   39:00 Form your swarm   43:00 For promotors   41:00 Vaccine-only events   42:00 Chisomo''s Powerpoint presentation   51:50 Reader Mail: 3 Little Girls --------------------------------------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White. Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)
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    31: Turning to History (w/ NICHOLAS CENTINO)

    59:12

    Turning to History This is how NICHOLAS "NIKO" CENTINO, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, answered the complex questions brought up in an American background steeped in different cultures. In this conversation we discuss his own experiences as a Person of Color, as well as zoot suits, the Neo Swing era, and his new book, "Razabilly." 0:00 Razabilly 6:30 Wherever there's oppression, there's resistance 13:30 The Niko origin story 26:00 A Brief Deconstruction of "Zoot Suit Riot" 36:30 On Zoot Suits and how badass they are 43:30 The interplay of all that is Niko 48:00 "I can't take my presence as a Man of Color in the scene for granted." ----------------------------------------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White. Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)
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    30: Great Soundbites on Demand

    1:08:18

    Thanks for bearing with us as some life situations take place! We believe we can do a few more episodes before we have to take another short break. Enjoy this Char-Char & Bobby episode where we discuss a White swing dancer getting interviewed for a New York Times story about a Black swing dancer. 0:00 Btw, Bobby was a journalist 6:15 Bobby is called by the NYT 11:00 Why do they only do two performances for a show they pay thousands for?!? 15:00 Art and access 17:00 Performance in the Lindy Hop scene 30:00 So I'm doing the interview... 34:00 The savior of Lindy Hop 41:00 Two additional concerns 51:00 The article 55:00 The least famous dancer of the most famous group 1:00:00 it raised an eyebrow --------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) "We're Back!" song was improvised by Steffanie AK Schilling.  And, the background drumming is by Bobby White. Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)  
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    29: A Gaze into "A Day at the Races"

    42:05

    **Please note: an important life situation has come up that will most likely keep us from being able to do an episode or two in the near future. Please bare with us and enjoy a previous episode for your weekly fix of IR!** This week, a reading of the article, "A Gaze into a Day at the Races" that dives into the background and context of the famous Whitey's Lindy Hoppers dance clip. 0:00 Whitey's Teirs 9:00 About the Clip  13:00 The Circle 17:30 "Right" and "Wrong" 21:30 A Day at the Racists? 31:00 The Smile 38:00 Notes ------------------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White. Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)
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    28: In Focus Finally (w/ CYNTHIA MILLMAN)

    1:31:43

    "In Focus Finally."   When author and librarian Cynthia Millman first saw Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning dance in the 1980s, a lot of things about the dance finally came into focus. Little did she know she would end up going on the epic journey of co-writing Frankie’s memoir with him. To celebrate World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning's birthday, we at Integrated Rrhythm Podcast had a great conversation with the author where we discuss the world of 1980s New York Lindy Hop, training under Frankie in the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, the writing and researching of the autobiography, and her hopes and dreams for the future of Jazz dance research. 0:00 The first time Cynthia met Frankie   13:00 Being trained by Frankie in the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers   21:00 Counting and education   25:00 How the 1980s New York scene was different than the modern scene   38:00 Chisomo's Frankie-miss story   43:00 Current and hopeful future research in Jazz dance   56:00 What made you decide to do Frankie's book and how did creating it go?   1:18:00 Details   -----------------------------------------   Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things.  Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White.   Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm    Please donate to help keep us in business:  Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm  PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com  Venmo: @bobbyswungover   (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)
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    27: Frieda, Lucille, Willa Mae, & Anne

    59:00

    Bobby tells the story of four incredible dancers who were Frankie Manning's partners, and Chisomo and IR fam LAUREL RYAN join in and listen along.   0:00 Frieda Washington & Creative Adventurousness  19:00 Lucille Middleton & Tall Coolness  28:30 Willa Mae Ricker & Fashionable Groundedness  49:30 Ann(e)? Johnson & Powerful Smallness    SOURCES:  "Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop" by Frankie Manning & Cynthia Millman, "Swinging at the Savoy: The Memoir of a Jazz Dancer" by Norma Miller and Evette Jensen, SavoyStyle biographies by Judy Pritchett, and 1930s and 40s Censuses and Death records. "Frankie And His Partners" by Anthony Wheaton via Swing Patrol website. "Willa Mae Ricker, The Patron Saint of Respect for Lindy Hoppers," an article on Swungover. Frankie's Air Step story came from Swing Dance San Diego's YouTube video titled "The First Air Step -- A Talk by Frankie Manning."  -------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother. Check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our "We're back! song" was an improvisation by Steffanie AK Schilling, and the background drumming is by Bobby White. Find us at your local podcast ap, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm  Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)
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    26: Three Little Girls

    37:18

    Another Chisomo & Bobby episode! This week, the parable of the Three Little Black Girls. What would you do? Let us know at Intrhythm@gmail.com 0:00 Three Little Black Girls come up to us in the park… 6:00 "Too woke, Chisomo" 9:30 No one will see our dance if it's not out in the world… 20:00 Crucibles of talent 29:00 Independence vs interdependence
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    25: The Woman in the Door Frame

    50:10

    It's a Chisomo & Bobby episode, where they have a friend's talk that asks some questions about how Black culture relates to the dance and teaching, tells one of Bobby's most memorable Frankie Manning stories, and reveals which one of us is "the woman in the doorframe."  0:00 Mentorship & teaching 5:00 LaTasha Barnes: Balboa dancer? 7:30 The Nuances of Cultural Embodiment 11:00 You don't get to erase my lived history 13:00 The woman with her foot in the door 17:00 Of rooms and vantage points 20:00 Bobby goes to a different country & his dad is proud 23:30 Bobby's Adventures in London 25:00 The early 2000s London Dance Scene (Editor's note: It might have changed a lot since then) 33:00 When you're young and scrappy and going on adventures… 35:00 Meeting famous people 40:00 Bobby's Most Memorable Frankie Manning Story --------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing. Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our "We're back! song" was an improvisation by Steffanie AK Schilling, and the background drumming is by Bobby White Find us at your local podcast ap, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm  Please donate to help keep us in business: Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)

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