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Two besties navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

Join Associate Professor, instructor, and swing and Zambian heritage dancer CHISOMO SELEMANI and world champion swing dancer, instructor, and historian BOBBY WHITE as they discuss Afro-centric social dancing with a range of guests, make bad puns, and occasionally sing. The goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things.

You can support us at:

Patreon: www.patreon.com/integratedrhythm

PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Put IR in notes)

Integrated Rhythm Chisomo & Bobby

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Two besties navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

Join Associate Professor, instructor, and swing and Zambian heritage dancer CHISOMO SELEMANI and world champion swing dancer, instructor, and historian BOBBY WHITE as they discuss Afro-centric social dancing with a range of guests, make bad puns, and occasionally sing. The goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things.

You can support us at:

Patreon: www.patreon.com/integratedrhythm

PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Put IR in notes)

    CHECK IT OUT: Summer of Soul

    CHECK IT OUT: Summer of Soul

    While we handle some life situations and prepare the next few episodes, check out Questlove's new documentary, "SUMMER OF SOUL"! And thank you all for your support!

    • 2 min
    33: Holding On

    33: Holding On

    Holding on.

    That seems to be a theme as we discuss Black American English, Southerners traveling North, and, of course, jazz dance. 



    0:00 Black American English: It's a language!

    11:30 Bobby experiences a TINY bit of language discrimination, compared to how much Black Americans experience.     

    16:30 Discrimination of language is discrimination of people

    20:00 Chisomo's speaking as an unintended role model for Black students

    24:00 Code switching, both conscious and subconscious

    33:00 The Great Migration and soul food

    40:00 Cleveland vs Australia

    41:00 Gullah culture and Jazz Dance

    45:30 The Carribean & New Orleans



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    Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

    Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White.

    Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm

    Please donate to help keep us in business:

    Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm

    PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)



        

    • 51 min
    32: Hope-timistic

    32: Hope-timistic

    Hope-timistic.

    It's how we're feeling after the recent "Move Together: Build Back Better" event recently conducted (we said "build back together" in the podcast, our bad!), which even had some truth charcuterie from Chisomo (say that three times fast).   

    0:00 Some love  

    7:00 The everyday lens  

    13:00 Looking towards the future  

    15:00 Leaks in the fuel tank  

    19:00 Communication, Improvisation, Rhythm, Play, Competition --- and the importance of cultural immersion  

    29:00 Coloniality and control  

    39:00 Form your swarm  

    43:00 For promotors  

    41:00 Vaccine-only events  

    42:00 Chisomo''s Powerpoint presentation  

    51:50 Reader Mail: 3 Little Girls



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    Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

    Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White.

    Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm

    Please donate to help keep us in business:

    Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm

    PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)

    • 56 min
    31: Turning to History (w/ NICHOLAS CENTINO)

    31: Turning to History (w/ NICHOLAS CENTINO)

    Turning to History

    This is how NICHOLAS "NIKO" CENTINO, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, answered the complex questions brought up in an American background steeped in different cultures. In this conversation we discuss his own experiences as a Person of Color, as well as zoot suits, the Neo Swing era, and his new book, "Razabilly."

    0:00 Razabilly

    6:30 Wherever there's oppression, there's resistance

    13:30 The Niko origin story

    26:00 A Brief Deconstruction of "Zoot Suit Riot"

    36:30 On Zoot Suits and how badass they are

    43:30 The interplay of all that is Niko

    48:00 "I can't take my presence as a Man of Color in the scene for granted."



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    Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

    Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White.

    Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm

    Please donate to help keep us in business:

    Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm

    PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)

    • 59 min
    30: Great Soundbites on Demand

    30: Great Soundbites on Demand

    Thanks for bearing with us as some life situations take place! We believe we can do a few more episodes before we have to take another short break. Enjoy this Char-Char & Bobby episode where we discuss a White swing dancer getting interviewed for a New York Times story about a Black swing dancer.



    0:00 Btw, Bobby was a journalist

    6:15 Bobby is called by the NYT

    11:00 Why do they only do two performances for a show they pay thousands for?!?

    15:00 Art and access

    17:00 Performance in the Lindy Hop scene

    30:00 So I'm doing the interview...

    34:00 The savior of Lindy Hop

    41:00 Two additional concerns

    51:00 The article

    55:00 The least famous dancer of the most famous group

    1:00:00 it raised an eyebrow



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    Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

    Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) "We're Back!" song was improvised by Steffanie AK Schilling.  And, the background drumming is by Bobby White.

    Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm

    Please donate to help keep us in business:

    Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm

    PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)

     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    29: A Gaze into "A Day at the Races"

    29: A Gaze into "A Day at the Races"

    **Please note: an important life situation has come up that will most likely keep us from being able to do an episode or two in the near future. Please bare with us and enjoy a previous episode for your weekly fix of IR!**



    This week, a reading of the article, "A Gaze into a Day at the Races" that dives into the background and context of the famous Whitey's Lindy Hoppers dance clip.

    0:00 Whitey's Teirs

    9:00 About the Clip 

    13:00 The Circle

    17:30 "Right" and "Wrong"

    21:30 A Day at the Racists?

    31:00 The Smile

    38:00 Notes

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    Welcome to Integrated Rhythm! Two Swing Dancing besties (Chisomo Selemani & Bobby White) navigate race and the Black Experience in the world of Jazz Dance and other Afro-centric social dancing.

    Our goal is comfortable conversations about uncomfortable things. Our podcast music is by Laurel Ryan & Michelle Stokes, our intro and ad music this week is by Barron Ryan, Laurel Ryan's brother (check out firstofitskind.net, and www.barronryan.com.) And, the background drumming is by Bobby White.

    Find us at your local podcast app, or at: https://anchor.fm/integratedrhythm

    Please donate to help keep us in business:

    Patreon: patreoncom/integratedrhythm

    PayPal: robertwhiteiii@gmail.com

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover (Where applicable, lease put the note "IR" in it, so that we know it's for the podcast.)

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Momclair ,

Wonderfully engaging conversation on the arts!

As an avid swing dancer (for over 30 years) and a lover of jazz who happens to be white, I’m excited to listen and learn from these passionate and talented people. Good luck on your podcast journey Bobby and Chisomo!

LNKeat Ps139 ,

A TRUE joy

The words and thoughts shared by the hosts, Chisomo & Bobby are kind, joyous but also REAL.
So glad to have these thoughtful discussions being shared with our social dance community.

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