I remember when I first moved to Louisiana and heard bounce music; I literally thought something was wrong with track until I noticed everyone in the club was dancing. That was more than five years and now that I have been a resident of Louisiana much longer I’ve grown to appreciate Bounce music and soon so will the world.
The world? Really Cameron? Yes the world. I say this because I attended a screening of Omitted at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival. Serving as filmaker Kenna Moore‘s debut ; Omitted is a documentary that chronicles the genre of music, originated in Louisiana, know as “Bounce”.
” I chose to title the film Omitted because this style of music and dance seen in the film is one that gets over shadowed in the film” said Moore
Omitted not only chronicles how the genre of music ,and dance style that accompanies, it is deeply woven into Louisiana’s Culture , but also how it has become a way of life for some.
“This isn’t just a hobby this is what I want to do for the rest of my life ; I want to dance , I want to teach lessons; Bounce has opened so many doors for me and taken me so many places” said Shelby “Skip” Skipper Dancer
Omitted chronicles ,over a four month period, the amount of energy and time Skip has put into his craft. Showcasing his performaces on shows such as Ellen and competing on shows like So You Think You Can Dance. Also featured in the film is New Orlean’s Bounce artist Big Choo who not only serves as the man behind the mic and multiple bounce hits , but also a mentor to Skip.
Moore does an amazing bring to light an Omitted part of Louisiana culture while beautifully taking us along for the ride as someone stops at nothing to make their dreams a reality.
This film will do nothing but put you in a great mood, motivate you and most importantly get up and most importantly get up and dance.
Check out the trailer for Omitted here.