Healing through blues dancing
The blues can be sexy ... sultry ... deeply emotional. Lyrics that cut right to the bone. Instrumentals that cry out from the soul. You can listen to it ... feel it. Or you can move to it and become part of the music. Some people say dancing to the blues is transformative, tapping into something we can’t usually find. That’s what Lindsey Lee Keel went searching for. Here’s her story.
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KALW 91.7 FM:
January 12, 2011
The blues can be sexy ... sultry ... deeply emotional. Lyrics that cut right to the bone. Instrumentals that cry out from the soul. You can listen to it ... feel it. Or you can move to it and become part of the music. Some people say dancing to the blues is transformative, tapping into something we can’t usually find.
That’s what Lindsey Lee Keel went searching for. Here’s her story.
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LINDSEY LEE KEEL: Blues music was once called “the devil’s music.” Despite its past demonic associations, blues has saved me. And it’s saved other people too.
It’s Monday night in the mission district of San Francisco. We’re at a place called the Polish Club. It’s not a bar; it’s a community center that tonight, and every Monday night, is a dance hall.
People have come out for blues music yes, but more to the point, they’re here to dance.
It’s really warm, the windows have begun to fog. T...
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