Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Eagle Rodeo Has a New Home

Just north of Avimor.  All the earthmoving equipment at the end of the day is lined up into what my wife calls an earthmoving conga line.  Who would have thought a dance could be so revolutionary?
The conga dance was originally a street dance in Cuba. The style was appropriated by politicians during the early years of republic in an attempt to appeal to the masses before election. During the Machado dictatorship in Cuba, Havana citizens were forbidden to dance the conga, because rival groups would work themselves to high excitement and explode into street fighting. When Fulgencio Batista became president in the 1940s, he permitted people to dance congas during elections, but a police permit was required.

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