Uploaded on Mar 4, 2010
Music: Begin the Beguine
Composer: Cole Porter
[ from wikipedia ]
"Begin the Beguine" is a song written by Cole Porter (18911964). Porter composed the song at the piano in the bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris. In October 1935, it was introduced by June Knight in the Broadway musical Jubilee produced at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.
The beguine music form comes from Martinique where in local Creole Beke or Begue means a White person. Beguine is the female form of Begue and it is a combination of Latin and French dance music forms that once created was frequently requested by the hostesses of dances in Martinique. From there requests for the form had spread to Paris.
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