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Reaching New Lows: Record Breaker Limbos Under Car

Reaching New Lows: Record Breaker Limbos Under Car WATCH on our Barcroft TV Website: http://www.barcroft.tv/shemika-charles-world-record-limbo-queen-shimmy-u...

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Comment by bob diaz on July 4, 2015 at 12:52am

I totally agree with you Yvette that our culture should be taught in schools and placed on every symbol or emblem that signifies pride in a nation that should be proud of all our attributes compared to the rest of the world..The late mighty Sniper was right on when he said we were a gem to behold and if we put all the bickering on hold and focus on our wealth both in wisdom and talent, I think we could set an example for many nations to follow...

Comment by yvette johnson on July 4, 2015 at 12:43am

Excellent reporting Bob Diaz.   Shemika Charles is demonstrating one of the cogs in the big three of contributions to Caribbean culture and economy and which should be on all of our flags and brochures plus taught in all schools (Calypso, Limbo and Steelpan).   I believe it was Professor Rex Nettleford (or one of our other Caribbean Dance Geniuses) who taught that Limbo is more than a "dance."   That, Limbo was the re-creation of the uncomfortable movement of the limbs of the  shackled slaves who were kidnapped and transported during the holocaust of the  middle-passage from Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean (MAAFA).

Comment by bob diaz on July 4, 2015 at 12:42am

Yes Yvette it was one of the things the slaves did to entertain the masters for favours and some led to freedom. In keeping up the trend we remind ourselves of our past which gives us the incentive to improve on it, that's why I think we do what we do to keep it entertaining for today's audiences..Shemika is one of the rare young women who find interest in the true culture of T&T and she plans on taking it to heights never thought of before now... ..thanks for the response...Bob Diaz..

Comment by bob diaz on July 2, 2015 at 3:34pm

Thanks for the response Brenda I agree that with media like WST communication about talents especially rare ones is up for praise and discussion therefore enabling us to access knowledge about our culture,,,thank you..

Comment by bob diaz on June 30, 2015 at 5:18pm

Thanks for the response Wayne and Spencer, yes she has to capitalize on her skills as she is still young especially with her extraordinary talent and I can assure you she intends to to just that. Promoting T&T in a positive way is the duty for all trinis at home or abroad because you can change your citizenship but you cant change your birthplace, so what we do we do with pride despite the negative side of the situation in Trinidad we will overcome just as we have done in the past..If other countries can do it so can we, all it takes is good will..As for us here in Buffalo My brother Paul and myself will continue to make our dad Cyril Diaz proud as we recruit younger generation talent such as Shemika Charles

Comment by Wayne Cezair on June 30, 2015 at 4:50pm

That can't be good for the body.

Of course the human body can accommodate a lot of stress, but for extended periods this is going to hurt later.

Hope she can monetize her skills enough to retire comfortably when she can no longer go as low.

Defusing car bombs comes to mind. (It's a joke)

Comment by Fitzy T. Spencer on June 30, 2015 at 4:18pm

Bob,

Congrats on your first post and not just any post an amazing post, felt really proud viewing this post and seeing T&T

being promoted in such a positive way was exciting, I wish Shemika all the best in her endeavor's. 

Comment by bob diaz on June 29, 2015 at 7:32pm

Hey everyone first you have to congratulate me on my first video post, I think its only fair that all trinis know that we in Buffalo are promoting the culture as best we could both in pan and everything else we do in the entertainment field. This is Shemika Charles born in Maraval , started limboing at age 14, since then she got the guiness world record in limbo on the Regis and Kelly show in 2010, she went under 8 1/2 inches,got on the America got talent show,,the Wendy Williams show and the NBA half time show across the US. A few weeks ago she set another record limboing under a truck in Niagara Falls which has world wide viewing amounting to over two million views. She now has offerings to defend her crown in Norway, Japan, India and to do a commercial for Volvo the auto maker in Sweden. Will post updates as my posting skills improve..I hope you enjoy the video...Bob Diaz...aka her limbo trainer...

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