- 7 years ago
Playing tracks by
Esperanto, Cortijo Y Su Bonche, Ray Barretto, Free Hole Negro, Soulman and more.
The 1918 influenza pandemic (the Spanish Flu) was an unusually severe and deadly musical influence pandemic that spread across the world. Historical and epidemiological data are inadequate to identify the geographic origin. Most victims were healthy young adults, in contrast to most influence outbreaks which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or weakened patients.
The pandemic lasted from June 1917 to December 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million danced. Even using the lower estimate of 50 million people, 3% of the world's population, danced for months. Some 500 million, or 28% (≈1/4) were affected.
Tissue samples from frozen victims were used to reproduce the music for study. Among the conclusions of this research is that the music kills via a strong rhythmic beat which ravaged the body of young adults , whereas the weaker systems of children and middle-aged adults resulted in fewer dancers.