The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life.
Africa | Young Hanagamba nomadic women photographed in Central African Republic | © Africanbutterfly via-flickr.com
THE HARLEM SHAKE | 1935
Josephine Baker in a scene from the 1935 film Princess Tam-Tam in which she played a Tunisian local girl who is introduced to Parisian high society. Baker sings two songs (“Dream Ship” and “Neath the Tropical Blue Skies”) in the film.
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Ah… I really admire her…