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Day One of breakdance finals thrills crowd at YMCA Kampala

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd November 2015 05:38 PM

Day One of the Break-Fast Jam 2015 finals Saturdday attracted an enthusiastic crowd who came from far and wide to participate in the breakdance competition at YMCA, Wandegeya, Kampala

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Day One of the Break-Fast Jam 2015 finals Saturdday attracted an enthusiastic crowd who came from far and wide to participate in the breakdance competition at YMCA, Wandegeya, Kampala

By Vision Reporter.

Day One of the Break-Fast Jam 2015 finals Saturdday attracted an enthusiastic crowd who came from far and wide to participate in the breakdance competition at YMCA, Wandegeya, Kampala.

The day began with a private workshop for breakdancers who had travelled from across East Africa to be taught by one of the pioneers of breaking, Crazy Legs (USA) of the Rock Steady Crew.

His trip was financed by the U. Mission in Uganda, and he not only passed on his dance moves, but he also talked with the young African dancers about professionalism and how to manage their careers as performers and teachers.

From 3pm to 9pm, the general public was invited to watch breakdance battles and showcases at YMCA. The event got off to a late start due to rain, but then the program began with a free dance showcase by Kampala youth, followed by the 3-on-3 dance crew competition.

 

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Bgirl Locca  from Switzerland (above) battling against Ht The Beat Crew (she came second),  Kiryowa "Bboy Sky" Fahadhi of Hit The Beat Crew  (Below) is the 3-on-3 champion and young  Ugandan girls watching by the sidelines. ALL PHOTOS by Oscar Kibuuka

 

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Uganda’s own Hit The Beat Crew – including: Mukalazi “Bboy Moze” Moses, Lutakome “Bboy Sono” Felix and Kiryowa “bboy Sky” Fahadhi - came out as winners in the 3-on-3 category.

They were challenged by Bgirl Locca from Switzerland, representing the Chinese South-East Crew, who teamed up with the MC of the event, MC Jora, to battle Hit The Beat Crew all the way to the final round.

Day One of #BreakFastJam2015 also featured performances by Ugandan and Kenyan beatboxers and dance crews, and Ugandan rappers Snooty Fredo and The Mith of Klear Kut.

 

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DJ Snuff (UK) of Universal Zulu Nation (above) does his thing at the competition, while  fans line-up to get in before Director & founder of Breakdance Project Uganda & teacher of most participants, Abramz Tekya has a word before the compeition.

The event attracted a diverse crowd, including Kampala youth, dancers from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, DRC, Switzerland, Denmark and the US, as well as many foreign and local and photographers. Special guest Crazy Legs judged the 3-on-3 battle along with the founder and director of Breakdance Project Uganda, Abramz Tekya, and the chairman of Break-Fast Jam, Mark Kaweesi.

Today, Sunday, promises to be even bigger, with the final elimination rounds for 1-on-1 male and female breakdancers, the kids’ battle, Team Uganda vs. Team Kenya, and performances by rappers Ruyonga, St. Nellysade, Sylvester and Abramz.

The event runs from 3pm to 9pm at YMCA. Entry is sh5,000 for adults and free for kids 10 and below. Sh1.5 million in prize money is up for grabs for the winners, and some incredible performances are in store for the audience.

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The Judges: Crazy Legs (USA) of Rock Steady Crew, Abramz Tekya (UG) of Breakdane Project Uganda and Rock Steady Crew, & Mark Kaweesi chairman of Break-Fast Jam and Breakdance Project Uganda member and this talented baby beatboxer got the crowd cheering.
 

Day One of breakdance finals thrills crowd at YMCA Kampala

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