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Street Dance

Magazine Art + Culture | 09 May 2016


“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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