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Jitter And Jive At That Thing Called Swing
There will be a dedicated dance floor for you to show off your best moves at the Silo District
The Silo Concerts are a series of music events that bring major local acts and genre-specific performers to the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District. One of these events will showcase jazz born in the 1930s: swing. The name? That Thing Called Swing and it happens on 3 January.
JIVE AND JITTERBUG TO A BIG BAND
This event will have a dedicated dance floor set up at the Silo. That’s fitting as the Swinging All-Stars Big Band will play some classic tunes by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and more for you to jive and jitterbug to. It’s a 20-piece band that specialises in swing and is known to get people up and moving. Plus the moving won’t stop when the band is done, because electro-swing deejays will also be on the line-up to play modern mixes of popular tunes and show off this unique genre mash-up.
THE DEFINITION OF SWING
Swing is to the 1930/40s what EDM is to modern music; ie the music people danced to. It became popular in America and spawned many famous musicians including the legendary Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. The sound is driven by a “swinging” off-count beat and bands were renowned for having a soloist who played over the arrangement to add excitement.
In modern music, deejays and producers have mashed the swing sound with house, hip hop and EDM to create a genre known as Electro Swing.
GET A TASTE OF ELECTRO SWING
GETTING INTO THE EVENT
Entry is free and the event starts at 7pm. Space is limited though, so you may want to come early and window shop for a bit before you head to the Silo District.
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