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Azizi thumping the floor (90* d) RE: thumping the floor 29 Oct 11

I saw this thread title and was curious what was meant by it.

After reading this thread, my first thought was that I can't imagine such comments written on a forum by Black or Latino or many other race/ethnicities of color.

Actually, I wondered if Crowhugger's 28 Oct 11 - 09:20 PM
comment was tongue in cheek. If it were written on a Black blog it would probably be considered a witty send off. But if that comment was serious, then it just points out the fundamental differences that exists between how populations of people approach and experience music.

That said, it was interesting reading GUEST,Eliza's 28 Oct 11 - 05:40 PM about the reasons for the percussion characteristics of certain Gaelic work songs-to help keep time while weaving. And it was also interesting to read that it is normal for Highlanders to thump their feet to their music.

No wonder African Americans and Irish Americans in the 19th century collaborated together to create the genre of tap dancing.

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