"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


14/03/2014

Sweethearts of Rhythm


The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, considered as the most famous of the 1940s “all-girl” swing bands. It's emerged in the late 1930s from the Piney Woods School, a foster-child institution for African-American children in Mississippi. The “International” part of their moniker was inspired by the Chinese, Hawaiian, Mexican, and Native American heritage of some of the members.


Directed by the vocalist Anna Mae Winburn, the band, as a racially mixed band,was very successfull and toured from 1937 until mid-forties.


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