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  • noun Plural form of polyrhythm.

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Examples

  • One of the more exciting pieces of the night was "polyrhythms," featuring industrial, nearly robotic music, choreography, and costumes, which functioned as a commentary on the constrained, repetitive rhythms of modern life, and perhaps even the roles women can play or embody within it.

    Jennifer Schneider: The Little Dance Company That Could

  • The central African forest culture of the Kongo brought the polyrhythms that later underscored dance rhythms from Harlem to Havana, Rio, and Trinidad.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Mr. Sánchez's nylon-string guitar rises atop the polyrhythms in the song "11:11" until Mr. Wilson offers a jazzy interlude; Mr. Sánchez then returns with a solo on lap steel guitar, a new instrument for him.

    Detour Through Cuba

  • (Soundbite of music) WHITEHEAD: Owen Howard echoes West African polyrhythms the way Ed Blackwell did on "Togo."

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • When Cassandra Wilson sings, the spell she casts is more important than the lyrics she utters—the captivating Pan-African-American polyrhythms laid down by guitarist Marvin Sewell , drummer John Davis , bassist Lonnie Plaxico and understated pianist Jon Cowherd ; the moods and grooves she imports from the Caribbean and the Mississippi alike; the mesmerizing quality of her voice; the way she barely varies the tempo (between slow and slower) and dynamics (soft and softer).

    The Jazz Scene: Pay Attention to the Words

  • (Soundbite of music) WHITEHEAD: Owen Howard echoes West African polyrhythms the way Ed Blackwell did on "Togo."

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • When the concert concentrated more on Afro-Cuban music, as on "Changó" and the encore "Los Caminos," both graced by Bambolé enchanting bata drum polyrhythms and sacred chanting to various Afro-Latin orishas, Valdés's goodwill was at its most persuasive.

    From Chuco Valdés mixes Cuban and American jazzy idioms at the Warner Theatre

  • (Soundbite of music) WHITEHEAD: Owen Howard echoes West African polyrhythms the way Ed Blackwell did on "Togo."

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • When the concert concentrated more on Afro-Cuban music, as on "Changó" and the encore "Los Caminos," both graced by Bambolé enchanting bata drum polyrhythms and sacred chanting to various Afro-Latin orishas, Valdés's goodwill was at its most persuasive.

    In concert: Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers at the Warner Theatre

  • (Soundbite of music) WHITEHEAD: Owen Howard echoes West African polyrhythms the way Ed Blackwell did on "Togo."

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

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  • po-lyrhythms (CVCyCCyCCCC)

    gollyrhythms

    jollyrhythms

    for no reason or rhyme. I don't know Y.

    January 9, 2013

  • I think that fbharo's comment was influenced by Burl Ives Holly Jolly Christmas song, @ 1:57 into the song.

    January 9, 2013

  • Burl did reside (survIVES) in Galisteo on the turquoise trail ( It is just off the non sequitur route) for part of the year when he wasn't on the Puget Sound. Burl hurled a lot of pizzazzish jazz.

    January 9, 2013