Song + dance. As “the Thing” conquered the world?
It so happens that a particular song and a particular dance form an inseparable link in our head, like “Marx-Engels” or “Dolce Gabbana”. Moreover, sometimes the dance is invented from scratch — especially for the song. Loalwa resistacne the First sign of a good song-dance — infectiousness. When you listen to it and whether you like it or not, you can’t get it out of your head. Take, for example, the same “Lambada”. This dance appeared long before the famous song. His homeland was the North of Brazil. Experts say that the style was based on a kind of cross between the new flamenco, Rumba and other equally sensual Latin American dances. In fact, Lambada had three “chips”. The first is a clever rotation of the hips, in which the buttocks should describe an invisible “eight”. To heighten the effect, the dancer wore a lush flared skirt above the knees. In dance, this skirt is effectively rotated, periodically exposing a sexy place… the Second “trick” the Lambada — permanent contact between the inner sides of right thigh from dancing partners. No wonder the Portuguese word “Lambada” is considered by many to be derived from the verb “to touch”. It is easy to guess that such movements looked very frankly, forcing to remember the expression that Latin American dances, in fact, imitation of sexual intercourse. Because of this, even spread the legend that Lambada was officially banned. Although in reality this prohibition applies to other similar dance, the “maxixe”, and that was a long time ago — at the turn of XIX—XX centuries. cov. Oh, and finally, the third “trick” the Lambada — the final walk “engine” in which the dancers move synchronously, alternately lifting one and then the other leg. As for the famous song, its success played a role, and dance, and video. However, its main advantage was all the same melody. In the USSR, “Lambada” hooked people even before the TV began to twist the clip of the group KAOMA. Whether native sound of the accordion, liked, whether, a sadness, invisibly floating in the middle of incendiary rhythms… speaking of sadness. On the origin of the melody “Lambada” goes quite controversial rumors. Only one thing is known for sure — for the first time the song took a recognizable form in 1981, when it was performed by LOS KJARKAS from Bolivia. At least, the authors of the song appear members of the group — Ulises and Gonzalo HERMOSA. However, according to Gonzalo, the composition was based on the processed folk melody of the Andes. The characteristic sound of the South American block flute also hints at this. It is the block flute that brings out that very familiar melody — that’s only it sounds extremely sad. This is not surprising, given that the song was called “Llorando se fue” (“She left crying”). About the lost love the soloist sings in a plaintive high voice, and the tempo of the song is so leisurely that it is time to christen it “mourning Lambada”. “Llorando se fue” appealed to the whole of Latin America, and it immediately began to sing. In 1984 a group of Bolivian CUARENTO CONTINENTAL puts “lament” on the recognizable energetic rhythms of Lambada and replaces the recorder no less than recognizable accordion. It would seem that “Lambada” has acquired all the characteristics to become a world hit. But the Northern hemisphere lived until his musical life… as long as Brazil’s “center of dance” — Porto Seguro — did not visit a French record producer, Olivier Lamotte. He saw a dance at the local carnival, heard a song and realized that here he is, hit “two in one.” Returning home, lamot gathered under this case a group of KAOMA, entirely of authentic — black and South American — immigrants. Translated from Portuguese into Spanish, “Llorando se fue” and became the famous “Lambada”, conquered the world, as well as the first (and last) shock hit of the new group. Well, the fact that it is not only a song, but also a dance, Europeans learned from the clip. In the video we could see how a Negro boy dances a Lambada with a white girl, whose father does not like all these dances at first. But art overcomes racial intolerance, and at the end of the clip has the father famously danced by singer KAOMA — Loulou Braz. So the song actually became a symbol and synonym of dance. The single “Lambada” only in 1989 was sold 5 million copies and took first place in the charts of France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Under the guise even managed to remove two of lackluster movie — “the Forbidden dance” and “Lambada”. However, as me seems, the most unprecedented success the had in the Soviet Union. In 1990, the obscure “Sho ork Dusen battle kalmia solo Futura-Ah!”pouring from all the speakers. And the pioneers and Komsomol members, dressed in characteristic skirts and tops, began to carefully describe the famous place all these sensual “eight”. Instantly there are domestic versions of the hit. For example, echoes of “Lambada” can be heard in Vladimir Miguli’s smash hit “Back and forth”, performed on the “Song of the year — 90”. However, the greatest success are the Russian-language covers of Oleg Gazmanov and Sergei Minaev. Sergey Minaev: “melody made a record right Away, we recorded four versions of the song there, including Russian-speaking ones. The circulation was very large and sold instantly.” Minaev wrote on “Lambada” Frank parody — and in several versions, moving from the love theme (“You twisted me,/ As I wanted, but did I want?..”) to social (“Perestroika, rock, on coupons rations,/ Pasta, potatoes, cereals…”). The parody was filmed a video that gives you a good idea about the frame of mind of the dying Soviet era (to make fun of revolutionary sailors, was on television). In addition, the melody of “Lambada” loved to quote in other songs — for example, in “On The Floor” Jennifer Lopez or in the composition of the Russian punk band GAZA (so indecent that I will not even give her name here). As for the group KAOMA, it instantly became rich. The triumph was overshadowed by only one fact. French producer is not much worried about the author, so LOS KJARKAS immediately filed a lawsuit, won the case and also got rich. That’s just not known received anything CUARENTO CONTINENTAL, which KAOMA loggerheads arrangement?
Author: Sergey Kuriy