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Break-Fast Jam 5th dance finals set for YMCA

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th November 2015 08:55 AM

Crazy Legs from the USA is here for the 5th annual Break-Fast Jam breakdance finals set for the YMCA in Wandegeya on Saturday and Sunday.

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Crazy Legs from the USA is here for the 5th annual Break-Fast Jam breakdance finals set for the YMCA in Wandegeya on Saturday and Sunday.

By Louis Jadwong and Agencies

Crazy Legs from the USA is here for the 5th annual Break-Fast Jam breakdance finals set for the YMCA in Wandegeya on Saturday and Sunday. 
 
Richard Colon (Crazy Legs) is a pioneer of break-dancing (b-boying) from the 1970s as part of New York’s Rock Steady Crew. He featured in the films The Freshest Kids, Beat Street, Wild Style and Flash Dance. Crazy Legs will be offering a free workshop and judging battles at the Break-Fast Jam.
 
The Break-Fast Jam Finals are 2015’s crowning event following elimination rounds in eastern and central Uganda and Kenya. Exceptional dancers have also been invited from DRC, Rwanda and Tanzania.  They are organized by Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU).
 
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Crazy legs talks to the press and BPU team members, and was joined by Lisa Larson of the US Mission who are one fo the sponsors.  Also below is some of the action during the elimination rounds for this weekend's finals. ALL PHOTOS by Oscar Kibuuka & BPU
 
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According to Anne Whitehead, one of the organisers, “Its overall aim is cultivating a positively enriching breakdance culture in Africa. This initiative empowers participants socially and economically by elevating them with practical skills, knowledge, inspiration and experiences on a neutral platform.”  
 
Whitehead added that BreakDance Project Uganda's activities include workshops, competitions, performances, exhibitions and educational discussions.
 
Breakdance Project Uganda is a grass-roots, youth-centred organisation founded in 2006. BPU uses dance, visual art, beatboxing plus other elements of hip-hop and alternative ways of learning as tools to engage and unite young people and provide them with skills and support to become socially responsible leaders in their communities.
 

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The BPU project is open to everyone and offers free classes every week across Uganda in Kampala, Kansanga, Gulu, Kitgum and Masaka. Other activities include community outreach, youth development workshops, peer mentorship, events and performances and a school sponsorship programme.
 
BPU aims to bridge the gap between people of different backgrounds, build young people's leadership skills and self-esteem, increase access to formal and informal education, connect local and international artists, and generate employment opportunities.
 
Event Sponsors include the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, NTV, Whitehead Communications, The French Embassy, Newz Beat, Young Artists Exchange Program (YAEP), Infinit3 Studio, Talent Africa, Nile Water, Ezange Ziva Muntuuyo, Pearl Rhythm Foundation, Top Nation, SUW, and Cypher Code. Entrance is sh5000 and free for kids 10 years and below.
 
DETAILS ONLINE: www.bouncingcats.com
 
 
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Break-Fast Jam 5th dance finals set for YMCA

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