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Locking, moonwalking at ninth Hip-Hop dance battle

By Stella Nassuna

Added 1st February 2016 05:00 PM

For the dance styles it was basically kramping, locking, moon walking, slides, wind milling, spinning and many more; a bit of beat boxing, then rhyming and graphite designing.

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Some of the participants at the Hip Hop dance battle show off their skills

For the dance styles it was basically kramping, locking, moon walking, slides, wind milling, spinning and many more; a bit of beat boxing, then rhyming and graphite designing.

 

Think of hip-hop, and you know for sure it was all there in a package and more at the 9th annual Hiphop For Society event at the Sharing Youth Centre Nsambya on Sunday.

There was freestyle fashion; ripped jeans, caps, bootleg sneakers, neck and wrist jewelry, and MC Hammer pants. And when it came to hairstyle, it was long dreads, Mohawks, afro dreads and just clean shaves.

Then for the dance styles it was basically kramping, locking, moon walking, slides, wind milling, spinning and many more; a bit of beat boxing, then rhyming and graphite designing.

The event opened up with live emceeing from the Zulu Nation crew; this crew wowed the youthful crowd with their Oba omanyi lugafulo nga oli kufulo oba pro (if you know rap and you flow you are a pro) rhyme.

 

After the rhymes followed the beat-boxing presentations that were dotted with such amazing natural musical sound beats that were all made by the beat boxers' mouths; some of the sound came off as croaking frog, squeaks, bumps, belching, bottle pop-ups and more.

The dance battles were such a spectacle, the guests enjoyed every category. They kept applauding the B-boy and B-girl dancers between categories as they stepped out on the dance floor to DJ Isaha's music mixes.

The kids' dance battles were fun to watch. Ivan, who was one young B-boy dancer in this category, was loved by everyone. He wowed the guests with various moonwalk and head-spin attempts.

The Bonnie and Clyde dance battles were very thrilling; it was the hip-hop dance pros taking on each other on the dance floor. It was basically teams of two, and they were four teams battling it out for the love of dance. There was Team Nina & Valentine, then Team Eric Summer & Kisha; including Allan & Jojo, and Team Riana.

These pro battles were ballistic, full of energy, style and of course more footwork; including crazy spins, wind mills, moonwalking, popping and slides.

Team Allan & Jojo; including Team Eric Sama and Key proved to their competition that they are more pros when it comes to stepping out for the love of hip-hop dancing.

The annual Hip-hop for Society event was organized by the Breakdance Project Uganda, an organization that is using hip-hop dancing to impact youth’s lives in Uganda.

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