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Break Dancing.

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — United States History.

Hip-hop—the wild-style world of graffiti, break dancing, and rapping—started in the mid-1970s as an underground current in New York City. After the film Flashdance (1983) was released,...

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Carmen DeLavallade

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — United States History.

(born 6 March 1931 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and actress.

Known primarily for her work with Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey, and her husband, Geoffrey Holder, de...

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GarÍfuna

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Regional and National History.

The Garífuna people, also known as Karaphuna or Black Caribs, are the descendants of Africans of unknown origin and indigenous peoples of the Lesser Antilles, who were termed “Caribs” by ...

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Luahine, Iolani

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Voice; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 1306 words.

Luahine, Iolani (31 January 1915–10 December 1978), kuma hula (hula master teacher), dancer, and chanter, kuma hula (hula master teacher), dancer, and chanter, was born Harriet Lanihau...