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    Hip-Hop Hoodies to Represent British 'National Identity' in Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony

    Hip-hop hoodies to represent British 'national identity' in Beijing Olympics closing ceremony

    By Tom Kelly
    Last updated at 9:18 PM on 13th June 2008

    CONNOISSEURS of political embarrassment might remember the toe-curling scenes as Tony Blair and the Queen grimaced their way through Auld Lang Syne in the Millennium Dome eight years ago.
    But that’s nothing compared with what awaits Gordon Brown and Boris Johnson at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony.
    They will be ‘treated’ to a group of hoodies gyrating to hip-hop music – in a segment intended to celebrate our national identity.


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    But supporters said the performance would reflect London’s vibrancy and diversity. (...)
    Hip-hop hoodies to represent GB in Beijing Olympics closing ceremony | Mail Online
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    I don't see what the fuss is all about.

    It is a representation of modern London.

    A few chaps of African descent performing their African derived dance moves hits the nail firmly on the head when concerned with London.

    It's a shame Birmingham didn't host the Olympics. I really do enjoy watching those Indians dance in their bright costumes.
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    Hah, I'd heard about this earlier today. I guess it really does represent England though. Just feel a bit sorry for the Welsh, Scots and Irish who have to get lumped in with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeornWulfWer View Post
    I don't see what the fuss is all about.

    It is a representation of modern London.

    A few chaps of African descent performing their African derived dance moves hits the nail firmly on the head when concerned with London.

    It's a shame Birmingham didn't host the Olympics. I really do enjoy watching those Indians dance in their bright costumes.
    I concur. England's a hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysium View Post
    I concur. England's a hole.

    Haha! It is the recent craze of mine to discover who's "hole" it is.
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    It is'nt the whole of England --- it isn't even the whole of London. There are parts of London where english children are in schools with hardly any immigrants at all.

    But the crew in Peking certainly represent modern Labour's London --- who do you think selected them , and on what basis. The more they riot and kill - the more money we will spend on them and their " culture, entertainment and welfare". It only reasonable , isn't it .....( --- for a Labour government desperately looking for votes to act in this way!)_-:


    ps. Are the Germans still calling us the 'Island of Apes' ?

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    Cultural Degradation -The Hop Hop Hoodies?

    I am reluctant to place this article in the 'Arts & Culture' section, but I think this piece is indicative of the cultural decay and perversion occurring within European civilisation as a result of the odious influences of the EU and it's loathsome agenda of globalist/multiculturalism.

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    Hip-hop hoodies to represent British 'national identity' in Beijing Olympics closing ceremony

    Source=The daily mail uk

    Connoisseurs of political embarrassment might remember the toe-curling scenes as Tony Blair and the Queen grimaced their way through Auld Lang Syne in the Millennium Dome eight years ago. But that’s nothing compared with what awaits Gordon Brown and Boris Johnson at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony. They will be ‘treated’ to a group of hoodies gyrating to hip-hop music – in a segment intended to celebrate our national identity.

    For the British political delegation, it will be a test of nerve – do they dare to stay stony-faced as Rap-on-zel, Jaxx and DJ Spinderella rap about life in an inner-city tower block? Or do they attempt to muster some enthusiasm for the high-tempo show, and risk looking ridiculous? Olympic protocol means that at the close of each Games, the next host city has eight minutes to put on a performance. Organisers of the Sydney Olympics produced inflatable kangaroos on bicycles to mark the handover at the 1996 Atlanta Games, while the Greeks kept things traditional four years later by sending on Athenian women in historical garb.

    Britain’s effort on August 24 will feature performers from ZooNation, an ‘urban dance squad’ acclaimed for a West End musical which features gangster rap and a drug-dealing pimp. The choice has disappointed some commentators, who claim that hip-hop is inextricably associated with the U.S. and does not represent the UK. Branding expert Peter York said: ‘The visual language belongs to America and it is something Britain has no particular purchase on.’

    But supporters said the performance would reflect London’s vibrancy and diversity. Alistair Spalding, director of Sadler’s Wells dance theatre, said the closing ceremony would include ‘humour and stories told with hiphop and street dance’. He said: ‘It is a positive choice and reflects an aspect of London that people don’t often think about – a multicultural city with a vibrant youth culture.’ ZooNation’s show Into the Hoods is a hiphop interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods, transposed to a modern-day tower block. The plot revolves around DJ Spinderella, who loses a gold trainer at the hip-hop ball.

    Earlier this year, Daily Mail critic Patrick Marmion hailed the show as one of the ‘liveliest, most exciting, youthful additions to the West End in many a year’ and declared the dancers deserved ‘big respect’. Organisers for the London Olympics yesterday stressed that the hip-hop dancers would be only one part of the show. They will be joined by performers from the Royal Ballet and CandoCo, a disabled dance company. The cost for the segment, and a similar one held at the end of the Paralympic Games, will be up to £2million.

    Here they are in all their glory folks:




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    No wonder the English separatists want their own parliament and a hasty exit from the union. An example of imported Americanism at its worst.


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    You're not the only ones. Here in New Zealand we have a similar problem with our 'culture' being identified as a group of Maori dancing round in clothes that don't fit them, to local artists such as Scribe, Savage and Nesian Mystik. All I can say is that it sure isn't my culture!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainraven View Post
    You're not the only ones. Here in New Zealand we have a similar problem with our 'culture' being identified as a group of Maori dancing round in clothes that don't fit them, to local artists such as Scribe, Savage and Nesian Mystik. All I can say is that it sure isn't my culture!!
    But the Maoris are native to New Zealand. Blacks and their hip-hop culture/music are not native to England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakkar View Post
    But the Maoris are native to New Zealand. Blacks and their hip-hop culture/music are not native to England.
    Maori are native to New Zealand so I can see why would would have traditional forms of their culture such as the waiata, haka, and poi however because it is the Maori that have picked up hip-hop we must also view it as part of our culture.

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