Tuesday, August 6, 2013

THE ORIGINAL TWERK

You think Miley is cool? You think she really did something new with her Twerk?(first of all, not only is she vulgar as hell, but she doesn't twerk well at all...not to mention her below average dancing skills...ANYHOW). Plus Twerking has been around way before Miley made it maintream...

100 years ago, an african american lady came to a foreign country (France) and introduced what we now call twerking to the 1920s society.

"Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 РApril 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Cr̩ole Goddess".

Baker was the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down),[4] for assisting the French Resistanceduring World War II,[5] and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre."

I highly recommend to read her bio or at least a resume of it here.

A street girl from St Louis that became the only American-born woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral.
"Started from the bottom now we're here" just took a whole new meaning.