Cultural references Thanks for this comment Nina; yes, the sense of context that gets communicated as challenge/street cred in the Bring it On clip and as communitas/celebration in the Get on the Bus sequence is all but lost on the folks in The Office. http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-right-rhyming-pattern-for-shabooya.html, http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/10/yo-mama-dont-wear-no-drawers.html, http://zumalayah.blogspot.com/2013/04/classic-sesame-street-television-clips.html, African American children's rhymes and cheers, http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0, http://cocojams.com/content/fraternity-sorority-step-stroll-related-videos, http://www.newworldrecords.org/liner_notes/80291.pdf, http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/05/roots-of-african-american-braggadocio.html, https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shabooya. But I have no documentation of that other than her sharing that memory. Here is the text:All: Shabooya roll call. Her end words "paint" and "ain't" rhyme. Moving in and out of the spotlight and affirming one another with shouts, laughter, smiles, nods, and the continuing communal framing and calling to self-definition via the chant itself, this group of black men playfully anticipate the calling to accountability and group identity that the Million Man March itself intended to represent. We are doing stuff and will be back soon. I believe they intentionally made it corny in order to spoof "Get on the Bus" because they had to work on the bus for the day while their office was repaired. Een mooi voorbeeld is die van Pam Beasley in The Office. I hat tipped you in that above mentioned pancocojams post. 2 comments. The very act of playing a banjo is an example of incorporating African traditions, since the banjo originated in West Africa.While I acknowlege and celebrate the fact that the Shabooya Roll Call chant and other such chants are expressions of African & African Diaspora traditions, I think it's fine for non-Africans to perform them. And I guess I'll just have to get used to some people performing Shabooya Roll Call cheers the way they want to perform them-but hopefully they'll compose those chants using the "right" rhythm pattern and with the recognization that the chant is supposed to be fun, and people are suppose to brag on themselves, and/or insult a person who isn't related to them. All: Roll call. To extend our meditation, I turn to another of Lee’s films, Get on the Bus (1996), which chronicles the experiences of a group of African American men traveling to the 1995 Million Man March on the National Mall in Washington, DC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haka. I think that line flows better if it starts with the word "Shabooya" and then repeats that word (and, even better, after the word "shabooya" repeats the beginning syllable two times - "sha sha". Because if they are then those chants shouldn't be fun because they are hurtful and that's not what "Shabooyas" are supposed to be.Best wishes! But their movements were certainly not how such a chant would have been done in the real world prior to the influence of that movie. Click http://cocojams.com/content/fraternity-sorority-step-stroll-related-videos for videos of steppin.But then again, the bus scene in Spike Lee's movie is an example of a Shabooya chant that was performed by Black males without any accompanying physical movement. Een mooi voorbeeld is die van Pam Beasley in The Office, Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Interestingly, the “Shabooya roll call” chant has been taken up in two subsequent film and television moments. All: Yeah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAdVAbOtVK4The lyrics are pretty simple as they only did a 30 second scene on it but it was great. Was it Devito's improv or did they actually write that down? response - "My name is Prince" / and I am funky / when it comes to funk / I am a junky" Other parts of the song use the roll call rhythm, too. I've decided to publish a post about "My Name Is Prince" which will include the comments that I just made with a hat tip to you.I'll add that post's link to this discussion thread when I publish it. **Here's urban dictionary's shabooya entry that mentions Maoris: "shabooyameening mauri roll callthe tribe leaders call and the tribe replies by repeating shabooya"by d clark November 29, 2003 https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shabooya-snip-The only reason I can think of that the commenter wrote thisis that the Shabooya roll call's performance with stamping feet and aggressive stances/words has a VERY slight resemblance to Maori hakas. Obviously being a descendant of Call & Response, I'm guessing Shabooya developed in the late 1950's or early 60's. Shabooya ya-ya Shabooya Roll Call! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. save. He says it earlier in the episode too when he gets a look at his busty opponent: "Ooh, shabooya roll call!" It presents all the different types of characters one works with in an office setting...but greatly exaggerated. Just saw the Being Frank episode and he used the term "shabooyah rollcall" several times. I don't know since I've not watched that series.
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