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a. A style of soul music popular in the mid 1960s, sometimes including Caribbean musical elements.
b. A style of dancing performed to this music.
2. A form of urban dance originating in the late 1960s, involving undulating, fluid body movements and briefly held poses, performed to funk music.

[Probably alteration of boogie or boogie-woogie (perhaps influenced by hullabaloo).]


a type of dance performed to rock and roll music
to dance a boogaloo
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It featured in several popular films of the early 1980s, including Flashdance, Wild Style, Breakin' and Electric Boogaloo.
is the latest album by Latin boogaloo group Spanglish Fly, who relish in transforming their chosen genre with elements of bolero, New Orleans funk, swing jazz, Arabic chant, and more.
The music-mad 20-year-old has her own weekend show on London station Boogaloo Radio, as well as DJing at Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens' showcase gigs at The Social in London and for fashion brand Fred Perry.
30pm at Greens Sports Bar, Dumfries 23 DJ Kevin - 9pm until 1am at Hugos, Dumfries 23 Russell McKenzie - 9pm until midnight atThe Kinmount Hotel, Carrutherstown 23 Jake Scott - 9pm until midnight at The Crown Hotel, Castle Douglas 23The Castle Band - 9pm until midnight atThe Riverside Bar, Dumfries 23 The Lutras plus The Liars Club - 9pm until midnight atThe Queen of the South Pub, Dumfries 23 NickWilson, classic rock disco - 10pm until 2am at The White Hart Hotel, Dumfries 24 Mark it Zero - noon until 3pm atThe Royal Bar, Lockerbie 26 Bad Reputation - 4pm until 7pm at The Farmers Arms,Thornhill 26 Electric Boogaloo - 7.
The ELO founder frontman was called in when a forgotten tape of Ringo playing Back Off Boogaloo was discovered.
The Boogaloo crew are at Flat 0/1 with Simon Forbes as the special guest.
Other program highlights included the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary dancer/actor Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers, star of 'Breakin'' and 'Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
At a time when every town with a stoplight is grabbing festival dollars, Oakland's Burger Boogaloo remains a bastion of old-school fortitude.
And it's evident on latest album Gon' Boogaloo - on which CW picks up an electric six string for the first time in a recording studio - a fine collection that references calypso, rock and roll, 60s girl groups and gospel as well as the old favourites.
It was on a cold, crisp November evening at North London's Boogaloo Club back in the mid-Noughties and I arrived to find the man himself sitting inside on a busted leather sofa.
At first glance, Electric Boogaloo appears to be less a history of Cannon Films and more an airing ground for those who worked with and, in many instances, were burned by--the so-called Go-Go Boys, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.
Other big sellers this week were The New Seek-Seek ers' Beg, Steal Or Borrow and Back Off Boogaloo by Ringo Starr, which jumped 15 places to number four.