Tuesday Open Thread | Cultural Music and Dance

The tinikling dance  is one of the most popular and well-known of traditional Philippine dances.[1] The tinikling is a pre-Spanish dance from the Philippines that involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. The name is a reference to birds locally known as tikling, which can be any of a number of rail species; the term tinikling literally means “tikling-like.”[2]

Tinikling involves five steps; during the first four steps, the dancers dance opposite each other, and during the last step, they start from the same side of the poles. The bamboo is also used as a percussive instrument as it is banged against the ground (or a piece of wood to make it easier to hold) and each other in a pattern.

From the Exotic to the Erotic, from a Ho Down, to a Slow Down, from Hip Hop to the Lindy Hop, Twisting the night away, Hula, Bollywood to Hollywood, Samba, to a Tango 3 Chics will have you moving that body…. Join us as we travel around the world and savor the music and dances of our fellow citizens of the universe.

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24 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Cultural Music and Dance

  1. thorsaurus says:

    Good morning 3 Chics. I live in Washington so yes, it’s still morning. Here, all voting is done by absentee. I dropped mine off last week, but my wife dropped hers off after her night class last night. Last night it was foggy and cold and after 10:00 there was still a LINE to drop ballots. This state is blue, blue, blue. Enthusiasm gap my ass. :)

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  7. Ametia says:

    I’m heading out to vote in MINNESNOWTA!!!

  8. Ametia says:

    LOL Moaning Joke and nem are transistioning themselves for Mittens SMACKDOWN!

  9. Ametia says:

    Nate Silver just switched Florida to lite blue!!!!

    Bring it home Floridians!

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  10. Ametia says:

    No need to watch the returns Tuesday, this is how it’ll go down
    Drunken Irishman

    I did this four years ago. I want to stick with tradition. Here’s how election night is going to go down.

    *times might not be exact

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251215545

  11. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-)

  12. Heads up, 3 Chics!

    Just a reminder if you’re in line to vote before the polls close, you will be allowed to vote. Don’t leave the line. Stay in line so you can vote.

  13. Good Morning, 3Chics! Today is where the rubber meets the road.

    Souls To The Polls and VOTE!

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