Hello Music Friends,
While getting my daily dose of www.pan-jumbie.com-one of the most comprehensive, entertainingg, resourceful, well- maintained sites dedicated to the steelpan/steeldrum artform, (I'm also Facebook friends with the site's creator/administrator) I came across an article about a Trinidadian female who recently limbo danced her way into the Guiness Book of World Records.
I've included a Wikpedia description of the Limbo dance and a video of record holder 18yr old Shemika Charles accomplishing the feat.
Congratulations to Ms. Charles and a salute to my homeland of Trinidad and Tobago for being a land of artistically talented people.
(Incidentaly, her mom is wearing a Pulse Sportswear shirt that was designed by a family friend) " Big Up " Terry.
Limbo is a popular form of contra dancing that originated on the island of Trinidad, though Hawaii is often mistakenly associated with limbo. The dancer moves to a Caribbean rhythm, then leans backward and dances under a horizontal pole without touching it. Upon touching it or falling backwards, the dancer is "out". When several dancers compete, they travel in single file, and the stick is gradually lowered until only one dancer — who has not touched either the pole or the floor — remains.