Saturday, March 01, 2008

Let's take a break...let's do the Papaya


Let us take a break, let us dance the Papaya!

This is becoming the national dance of Filipinos. The tune was from Urzula Dudziak, a Polish disco singer of the 70s, but I think her style is what we would call in Jazz as skat (to use Louise Armstrong's lingo).

I heard that this is becoming a dance craze in P.I. It has been said that in supermarkets while shopping, you might hear this song and shoppers and staff would suspend whatever they are doing and do the dance. We are just so so so dance crazy.

This just shows you how Filipinos can be so happy and have fun about....nothing. Well, at least you do not have to be loaded just to get some.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Urszula Dudziak is not disco singer - she is a jazz singer, well known in Poland and among jazz fans. For a long time she worked in New York with jazz musician Andrzej Urbaniak, who was her husband. You can find some songs from Dudziak on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DrAhxCzrEg0&feature=related

L P Cruz said...

Ok I stand corrected, I do not know much about her, but I agree, she should at least in my understanding of jazz be considered doing jazz in that tune, it is called in jazz skat.

LPC