This post is a part of a day by day recap of the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival. You can learn more about Frankie Manning at the event’s website or go to his personal website www.FrankieManning.com. You can order DVD’s of this event at www.Frankie95.com.
We provided a list of notable sites in Harlem for people to visit while they were in town, and someone actually put together a nice video montage of them.
Meanwhile, we previewed the documentary that Tim Collins and Malou Meyenhofer made to go with their entry for the Global Shim sham Project.
Afterwards, Dawn Hampton gave one of her Bhangra talks. Be sure to turn up the volume on these.
After her talk came came a screening of selected clips of an upcoming documentary by Moncel "ill Kozby" Durden entitled "Everything Remains Raw: Hip Hop's Folkloric Lineage." The film traces the roots of urban vernacular dance including links to Lindy Hop.
Here's a short clip from the discussion that followed the screening.
Across town workshops were still being held at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts and The Ailey School.
Here is some one recapping Sakarias Larrson's 12:30 pm class, "Solo Charleston" at The Ailey School
Click here to see a clip of all three men in action playing "Just Sqeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me.)
After each band had a set, we brought on our last group of performances.
The Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, a group co-founded by Frankie Manning
The Harlem Hot Shots return
Karen Turman and Andrew Thigpen
Finally, Norma Miller and friends
The performances were followed by a jam for all the volunteers
At midnight we counted down to Frankie's birthday which is on May 26th, and had a birthday jam with his son, Chazz Young. That's Steven Mitchell you hear singing "Happy Birthday" with both band leaders playing.
This was followed by a jam
The very last activity of the night before everyone went home was a reprise of Frankie Manning video where he sings "You make Me Feel So Young"