Frankie Manning: Hoppin’ alive

Frankie Mannie (© Wikicommons/The Riz)
Frankie Manning (© Wikicommons/The Riz)

Lindy hop is back! Amsterdam has rediscovered the American feel-good dance. Hundreds of enthusiastic hoppers recently enjoyed a weekend full of workshops, master classes and parties with special guest star, Frankie Manning (1914-2009) – the man who rocked the cradle of this happy dance. Join Liesbeth de Bakker as she gets the rhythm in Hoppin’ Alive – a Radio Netherlands’ programme about the revival of 30’s swing jazz.

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broadcast: December 21, 2004