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Thursday Music Videos: 8/7/08 by Barbecue Bros
August 7, 2008, 9:29 am
Filed under: music, YouTube

Vampire Weekend – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” – So what exactly does “kwassa” mean? I’m sure I could find out through some intrepid Googling, but I’m just going to go ahead and say that it is swahili for “cheesy video.”

Oxford Collapse – “The Birthday Wars” – Warning: ths video may cause epileptic fits, but I’m digging their latest album on Sub Pop, Bits

Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning – “Hit the Wall” – Are you supposed to say “BSS Presents” for both Canning and Kevin Drew when you post their videos? This song (and a lot of his album Something for All of Us…) definitely sounds comparable to a lot of full Broken Social Scene output. Certainly not bad in my book.


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Per Wikipedia (by way of google):

Kwassa kwassa (or kwasa kwasa) refers to a dance rhythm from Congo (DRC), where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips – that was very popular in Africa in the late 1980s. The words “kwassa kwassa” may have come from the French quoi ça? (what is it?). The dance was created by Pepe Kalle, and popularized by his soukous music videos, as well as the videos of Kanda Bongo Man and other Congolese musicians.

Comment by Eller

Sooo…not “cheesy video” then, huh?

Comment by twoguns

i’m glad to see that the format of music videos is still an artistically interesting one. thanks for the post…

also, check out some of my own musical favorites…

Comment by djandy4000

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