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Fay Craig & the Boscoe Holder Dancers - Voodoo
Fay Craig & the Boscoe Holder Dancers - Voodoo

Fay Craig & the Boscoe Holder Dancers - Voodoo 1962

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Fay Craig & the Boscoe Holder Dancers - Voodoo 1962

2 mins United Kingdom

Dancers Boscoe Holder and Fay Craig move it and groove it while two scrawny white bongo drummers smack the skins in this vintage dance short. It was made for the short-lived Cinebox film jukebox system sometime in the early 1960s. The Cinebox films all flaunt their over-the-top, kitsch aesthetic, but the use of settings and costumes to exoticise Craig and Holder remains deeply problematic. Two more Cinebox numbers starring Craig, titled Voodoo and Bongo Baby, are also available on BFI Player.

An internationally renowned Trinidadian dancer and choreographer, the multi-talented Boscoe Holder also found fame as a painter, designer, visual artist and musician. He's often credited as the man who first brought limbo dancing to Britain. Fay Craig starred in at least three short films shot for the Cinebox system. She made an uncredited appearance in Basil Dearden's crime drama Sapphire and had a role as a nightclub stripper in Charles Saunders' B picture Jungle Street (1961).

Genres

Music video

Collection

Black Britain on Film

Released

1962

Country

United Kingdom

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