New York – Apr 27 2006

70s/80s Disco Extragavanza

Online RSVP is closed as of 3.05 pm today, no more names will be added.

70s/80s entertainment provided by
Flying Kilim Entertainment DJs Palamuth, DJ Tossun and DJ BoFo.

Complimentary appetizers served between 7 pm and 8 pm
GUEST LIST – no door fee from registered members or guests. Otherwise $20 at the door so do register!

Members, please login and register for the event

Non-members please send an email to newyork@eurocircle.com with your name/country of origin (names for all your guests, me + 3 guests is not acceptable). NO DOOR FEE for registered guests.

This event is co-hosted by

Albania, Mimoza Cakrani, Musician (The Bank of New York
Belarus, Alexander Touboulets, President of the UN Russian Book Club
Estonia, Kristi Roosmaa, Singer
Estonia, Krista Tassa, The Estonian American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, President
Finland, Anu Arponen, Anu Arponen Design & DanceCircle
Finland, Johan Rinne, Enskilda Securities
France, Michel Besse, Consulate General of France, Adjoint Consul
France, Ataf Nabli, MERRILL LYNCH Global Private Client
Germany, Amy Sander, German Language MeetUp Group, German Language StammTisch, Expat German MeetUp Grup
Greece, Alexander Glibbery, Merrill Lynch
Greece, Aliki Levi, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Hungary, Istvan Flesch, .www.CraftsmanWine.com!
Unkarilainen mimmi poistettu koska mustasukkainen miesystava halusi hanen nimensa pois (AT)
Italy, Massimo Toschi, one of the 6 Best Profile candidates
Anna Maria Sorrentino, www.ShopWineandDine.com, Italy (Sicily and Agrigento Blues & Wine Soul Festival July 8-19 EuroCircle trip)
Italy, Shariar G. Rahimi, Ambassador, Permanent Observer Mission to the UN
Lebanon/Jordan, LAK, name edited/company name changed due to fraudulent claims
Lithuania, Valentine Valuca, Prudential
Norway, Young Associates
Russia, Olga Lutsenko, Council for trade and economic cooperation
Romanian Business Professional Association, RBPA, Sandra Petrisor
Slovakia, www.slovakinfo.com, Oto Racek and Brano Novak
Turkey, Arda Sayiner, Executive Director of FTAA
www.biz2gether.net Ozgur Madak, Turkey
www.sinem.net, Turkey, Sinem Varoglu (Turkish Hour TV show host, Singer)
Turkey, Tuba Icen – Turkish Trade Attache
Ukraine, Victoria Vinokur, Prudential Douglas Elliman

Back to the 70s and when disco started!! 1975 was the year when disco really took off, with hit songs like The Hustle and Donna Summers Love To Love You Baby reaching the mainstream. Disco’s popularity peaked in the so-called Disco era of 1977 – 1980, driven in part by the 1977 classic film Saturday Night Fever and the unforgettable John Travolta in his white suit. Dalida, Boney M, Abba, Baccara, Spagna, Martinelli, Novecento, Alla Pugachova (most famous Russian singer),Valery Leontiev…those were the times.
Elements of disco music appear on records from the early 1970s such as the 1971 theme from the film Shaft by Isaac Hayes (Jones and Kantonen, 1999). In general it can be said that first disco songs were released in 1973, however many consider Manu Dibango’s 1972 Soul Makossa the first disco record (Jones and Kantonen, 1999). Initially, most disco songs catered to a nightclub/dancing audience only, rather than general audiences such as radio listeners, but there are many aspects proving opposite tendencies as well; popular radio-hits were being played in discotheques, as long as they had an easy to follow rhythmic base-pattern close to 120 BPM (beats per minute). Most 70′s Disco genre songs had a distinctive four/four bass beat.

Disco also gave rise to an increased popularity of line dancing and other partly pre-choreographed dances; many line dances can be seen in films such as Saturday Night Fever, which also features the Hustle.

In 1975, the pop star Dalida was the first to make disco music in France with her song Jattendrai which was a big hit there as well as in Canada and Japan in 1976. Many other European artists also recorded disco music; in Germany, Frank Farian formed a disco band by the name Boney M around 1975. They had a string of number one hits in a few European countries which continued into the early 1980s, with songs such as Daddy Cool, Brown Girl in the Ring and By the Rivers of Babylon.

Location: Au Bar
Address: 41 East 58th Street (Park & Madison) New York NY
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