Hip-hop: street dance Lexicon in Singapore

Eloisa, Alva Celina and Bigcas, Aznar (2015) Hip-hop: street dance Lexicon in Singapore. 4th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics (L3 2015). pp. 216-222. ISSN 2251-3566

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Title: Hip-hop: street dance Lexicon in Singapore

This paper specifically sheds light on the hip-hop dance or street dance on scene in Singapore in the heart of Southeast Asia - a relatively new area of schorlarly observation among hip-hop historians, academics and enthusiasts. Hip-hop, is a subculture turned global phenomenon originating among African-American and Hispanic youth of America's inner cities in the 1970's, has been gradually embraced by the youth of Singapore since 1980's. Most hip-hop dance terminology is attributed to the Original Gangsters (OGs), hip-hop founders in the United States. However, while hip-hop dancers in Singapore mainly stick to the fundamental Lexicon, some new terms found in use suggest the developmental of a distinct local flavor not recognised outside local dancers private spheres.
Keywords: hip-hop, lexicon, Singapore, subculture.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Hip-hop
Subjects: Performing Arts
Divisions: Centre for Research in the Arts
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 03:59
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 04:00
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/731
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