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Swing Des Arts


  • Des Arts 6 Barfüsserplatz Basel, BS, 4051 Switzerland (map)

Swing Des Arts ist einer unserer Social Dances im Des Arts am Barfüsserplatz. Das wunderschöne Dekor und der tolle Boden laden zum Tanzen ein und bieten die perfekte Atmosphäre für einen stilvollen Swingtanzevent. Zwischendurch kannst du leckere Cocktails an der schönen Bar geniessen und  für die richtige Musik sorgen abwechselnd Bands und Vinyl-DJs. Jeweils von 20.30 bis 21.00 Uhr findet ein Crashkurs in einem der Swingtänze statt. 

20.30-21.00 Uhr Swingtanz Crashkurs
21.00-01.30 Uhr Frog and Henry (USA)

Frog and Henry

A string and  brass  band,  playing  really  old  dance-music from New Orleans

Formed in New Orleans as a collective of several street performing groups, Frog & Henry perform and record old dance and jazz music from the early 1900's on brass and string instruments, with nearly every instrumentalist contributing to vocals. Most of our repertoire is dug up from forgotten songs dating to the dawn of recorded music, in the form of early dance tunes, or from even earlier 19thc sheet music. 

We've borrowed the phrase 'string and brass band' from the descriptions of the earliest dance and jazz bands; and in that tradition we feature violin and mandolin-banjo as melody instruments alongside clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone.  We've also designed and built a foot-operated tuba that allows one person to play tuba and six-string banjo simultaneously. 

We're equally happy to play for dancers, barn parties, pubs, weddings, jazz festivals, as a jug band, and for parties and celebrations of any description.

www.frogandhenry.com

Earlier Event: January 7
Monday Hop
Later Event: February 4
Monday Hop