3/18 Benefit for Quake/Tsunami Relief in Japan:Surf Rock Belly Dance Extravaganza!
Benefit for Quake/Tsunami Relief in Japan: Dzian! + Fire in the Belly Dance Co. – Surf Rock Belly Dance Extravaganza!
Dzian! revives the ecstasy of vintage rock from Asia. The band curates and masters the style of Taiwanese a-go-go, Japanese eleki, Indo-rock, Thai disco and shadow music, Khmer pop, Middle Eastern bellydance surf, and more. Fire in the Belly Dance Co., a professional belly dance company based in Charlottesville, is known for their eclectic and adventurous style. The show also features The Nakashi Dancers and Tahitian dancer, Karine. Don’t miss this amazing show! “Super Cool!”
Proceeds from this event will be donated toward the relief efforts for the communities affected by the recent disasters in Japan.
Friday, March 18, 2011 Doors open at 9:30pm Cover Charge: $8 Al Hamraa Moroccan Restaurant 929 Second Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 972–9907
This week, the tune Popcorn will populate the WTJU Rock Marathon. On Saturday Feb 19, 7pm, we will deliver our bellydance surf synth version live on radio with DJ Baconfat.
Thursday Feb 17, 9am, DJ Hummingbird Feeder of WTJU will spin his favorite Popcorn version on a special show “Moog in the Morning” for the Rock Marathon coming Thursday. Tune in to the Popcorn universe.
The Popcorn genealogy starts here:
Gershon Kimsgley, 1969, on a Moog synth
Hot Butter popularized the tune worldwide in 1972
Popcorn by Anarchic System, live on French TV (1972): modern + hippie dance.
A personal favorite version by Jean Michel Jarre also in 1972
After several decades of Popcorn experimentation with house and electronic music (Aphex Twin), we fastforward to Kingsley playing Popcorn in 2007 on a piano, unplugged.
The virtuosic Swedish Chef of the Muppets take a stab at it in 2010
Oh, and WFMU has collected 79 versions of Popcorn.
Kronchong version of “Love Is Blue”, originally French, then a 60s favorite among Asian bands. Kronchong is a Dutch-influenced pop music style usually performed by a string ensemble. This version is performed by The Steps, Indonensian Kronchong band. Audio is a part of the Kronchong Paradise compilation, courtesy of Madrotter.
May this kronchong tune keep you cozy in the new year.
Genealogy of versions of “Clothes of Tears” (originally 涙のドレス, or 淚的衣裳 in the style of Taiwanese enka (enka in Chinese language). Most of the tracks were released in Taiwan. One, however, was released in Singapore. My two favorite versions are include: