"In Focus Finally."  

When author and librarian Cynthia Millman first saw Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning dance in the 1980s, a lot of things about the dance finally came into focus. Little did she know she would end up going on the epic journey of co-writing Frankie’s memoir with him.

To celebrate World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning's birthday, we at Integrated Rrhythm Podcast had a great conversation with the author where we discuss the world of 1980s New York Lindy Hop, training under Frankie in the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, the writing and researching of the autobiography, and her hopes and dreams for the future of Jazz dance research.


0:00 The first time Cynthia met Frankie  

13:00 Being trained by Frankie in the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers  

21:00 Counting and education  

25:00 How the 1980s New York scene was different than the modern scene  

38:00 Chisomo's Frankie-miss story  

43:00 Current and hopeful future research in Jazz dance  

56:00 What made you decide to do Frankie's book and how did creating it go?  

1:18:00 Details  


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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.  

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