Remembering the music of Swing Era in New York.
The sophisticated era of Swing music is now being celebrated by Google on its new interactive game on Doodle. From the sound of trumpets up to the jazz rhythm of saxophones, Google has it all. Through the game, the historic Savory Ballroom dance club was celebrated, and you must hit all the notes to win!
On Wednesday, May 26, Google Doodle’s new game pays tribute to the legendary era of swing music in the generation of New York city. The game is pretty simple: player should hit all the letters (F, D, K, J) in a rhythmic pattern. A music note will appear on the middle of all the letters at the start of the game. Two cartoon figures also dance to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Once you start the game, the swing music will also play.
Player will have to make sure to hit all the letters that the music note will touch. It also depends on the rhythm of the song being played. The more accurate, the better. After the round, the final score will be shown at the end of every level.
If you want a challenge, you can also proceed to the next round of the game, until you reach the fastest music rhythm in the swing music.
This game can also be played by two players so you can challenge your friends to see which is better in listening to rhythm.
History of Harlem’s swing music
Harlem in New York is one of the deeply-historic places in the state. Before, Harlem was known for its intimate jazz clubs, swing music, and other musically-inclined history. Also nearly 100 years ago, the iconic Savory Ballroom was also built in the city.
This club has been one of the most memorable places in the 50s as music legends performed in this building. Newsweek said that the ballroom hosted more than 700,000 dancers annually and even had to turn away 2,000 people on its opening night.
Although, it became famous for its music, another thing that the Savory Ballroom represented is the fight against racial discrimination, especially over Black people.
Up until now, Harlem is still a home for Black communities, who are commonly migrated from other parts of the U.S. Though the place is the same, the fight for racial discrimination is still a huge issue in America.
George Floyd death anniversary
It might be a coincidence but yesterday was also George Floyd’s first death anniversary. We don’t know if Google intentionally made it happen though.
To commemorate his death, various marches were conducted around the United States. This involved different church groups, human rights supporters, and also families and friends of the Black man who got killed by a police officer.
“Today I just felt a day of relief,” Floyd’s aunt Angela Harrelson told CNN. “The support that we have received, the love to get to this day. I am just overwhelmed with joy and hope and I feel like change is here.”