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Nigerian b-boy music in videos

Today, I’m going to share with you some mixed tapes for break dancing from Nigerian artists. But before doing so, if you don’t know yet the general origins of b-boy music and dance themselves, just have a read at these articles 👇

http://www.globaldarkness.com/articles/history%20of%20breaking.htm

http://breakdancingninja.com/bboy_history.html

nigerian breakdance

In Nigeria, Hip-hop music and dance only began to gain popularity in the mid-1990s. The initial success of The Remedies was probably the catalyst. Formed in 1997, the group released two songs, “Judile” and “Shako mo”, which became overnight hits in Nigeria.

Enjoy this Youtube videos’ play list from The Remedies!

I have also found especially for you some rare old Nigerian funk music 😉:

Now show us your moves on one of these music tracks by copying your video link in the comment box! Can you be as good bowler as b-boy 😝?

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2016 Juste Debout world hip hop dance championships

If you have missed this year’s Juste Debout world hip hop all styles dances (now generally held in March each year), don’t worry! You can catch up the finals right now!

For those who still don’t know what ‘Juste Debout’ dance championships are about, check out this article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juste_Debout

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Here are few videos I took of the finals in the following categories: New Style Hip Hop, Locking, House and Experimental. These are not all categories that were present at the championships but are snippets of the event!

Juste Debout also welcomed a b-boy/illusion show at the start of the event. If you are interested in, you can watch a snippet of it. But first, let me share with you the flyer I have been given providing us with the dates and booking details for their tour! They are also performing in Brussels (Belgium), Geneva also called Genf on their website (Switzerland) and Stockholm (Sweden). For bookings of tour dates outside France, please visit their website:

http://flyingillusion.redbull.com/de/de/termine-und-tickets/

Here you can find the recorded finals in all categories and the flying illusion show:

http://www.redbull.com/en/music/stories/1331780818881/juste-debout-2016-world-finals-report

 

 

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Street Dance Battles 2015 (Hamburg, Germany)

While planning for a holiday trip in Hamburg, I researched any interesting hip hop dance events happening in the city. I came across the dance battle event and received a free ticket for the dance live performances.

Dancers were teenagers of different ages with one common goal: giving the best performance they could to the audience. And what a show! I felt the dance level was pretty high and watched both incredible crew choreography and battles from all hip-hop styles, such as new style hip-hop, locking, popping, b-boying but also other styles such as k-pop, dancehall, afrobeat and salsa.

The host himself was pretty good at dancing and very entertaining. One of the judges together with his dance partner performed their duet choreography. If you’d like to know more about the stakeholders at this event, check the following facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1663526690541480/

Now, I guess you are getting impatient to see what it looked like, right? Please find below a small slide show.

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For the videos (4 battles, 5 crew/duet choreography and 2 dance demonstrations from the presenter), I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to watch them! If you encounter country restriction issues (blocked videos), I recommend you to download ‘youtube unblocker’. You will find the links for Firefox and Google Chrome below:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-unblocker/

http://www.unblocker.yt/en/youtube-unblocker-chrome/

Here is the direct link to the YouTube videos below. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1/videos

 

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Funky merry christmas wishes to you all in music and dance!

I would like to send you all my warmest season greetings and wish you happy Christmas holidays…in music and dance, of course!

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So, let’s start dancing boogie, breaking, locking or whatever you like on these lovely soul, funk and old-school hip hop Christmas soundtracks:

If you want to hear full songs of old and modern funk songs, check this YouTube playlist:

And well, this may want to try one of these little Christmas street dance (new style hip hop and locking) choreographies or inspire you to create your own one!

 

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A bit of old school breakdance styles from the 80s in Limerick, Ireland

Breakdancing In Washington Square Park

Watched by a group of spectators, a young man breakdances in Washington Square Park, New York, New York, early 1980s. (Photo by Leo Vals/Getty Images)

This is going to be a short post about a nice article recently published by Rte.ie on the following topic: ‘the beginnings of break dancing in Limerick, Ireland in 1984’. I hope you will enjoy the video and little summary!

http://www.rte.ie/archives/2014/1219/667988-break-dancing-limerick-1984/

 

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B-Xtreme break dance crew live performance at Bray Summerfest 2014

As you can see from the below picture, Bray Summer Festival lines up lots of cool acts for both adults and children. If you haven’t made it this weekend, don’t worry as it will still continue until the start of August 2014!

Bray Summerfest Programme 2014

I have had the pleasure to attend the B-Xtreme high-energy acrobatic interactive break dancing show. At the Bray Summerfest, the crew was composed of 3 dancers: Anthony Ready Rosa, Christopher Cuba Munoz and Jose Mini Collon. They come from New York City, USA.

These award winning performers have not only brought dance from the streets but have exhibited their talents to colleges, festivals, half-time, shows film and special events (they performed at the well known America’s Got Talent TV show in 2013) around the world. Their shows are packed with acrobatic stunts, hilarious antics, and the hottest dance moves, and by combining their cutting-edge dance choreography with performing talents, they deliver an unforgettable experience that leaves crowds cheering for more.

B-Xtreme breakdancing crew

I have filmed their live performance on Saturday 12th July at Bray Summerfest 2014, in which they both deliver a brilliant dance route as well as getting the audience involved. So sit tight and watch the whole video!

If you are interested in following them or booking them for an event, check their website and facebook page below:

http://www.b-xtreme.us/b-xtreme.us/Contacts.html

https://www.facebook.com/BXtremeStudios

 

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UDO World Streetdance Championships 2014: Irish selections

This post is for those who want watch your performance or have missed the event and want to catch up with what has happened at it!

UDO Streetdance championships

At these streetdance championships, all hip hop dance styles were showcased, i.e New Style Hip Hop, Locking, Popping, Krumping, Locking, Breaking, House, in solos, duos and battles divided by age categories (children, teenagers and adults). Although I haven’t filmed the whole event, I hope you will enjoy these few (10) videos taken at it. Click the link below bringing you to my Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1

If you want to watch pictures and more information about this event, check their Facebook fan page here:

https://www.facebook.com/udoireland?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

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Diversity Crew – Limitless 4th UK/Ireland 2013 Tour in pictures and videos

For fans of Diversity Crew and hip hop styles dances or even acrobalance, this is a post-event review in pictures in video you don’t want to miss out!

I have been lucky to be able to attend the Diversity Limitless show at the O2, Dublin, Ireland, last Saturday 30th November 2013.

First of all, to my amazement, the show wasn’t only about new style hip hop and the crew itself but gathered different dancers, gymnasts, magicians and musicians.

I have taken some pictures and videos of the event as well as gathered information about the dancers, acrobats and illusionist who took part in the event.

Now, let me do a brief presentation of the artists (with their pictures) who are not part of the Diversity Crew itself:

Antoine Marc

Antoine Marc was born in Martinique (French Caribbean Island) and started to dance ballet at 4 years of age at the Caribbean Ballet School of Betty Bylon. He has also been an aerialist and acrobat, working for international productions. For more information, check his website: www.antoinemarc.com

Ling

Ling started dancing in 2004 as a self-taught bboy, becoming part of the dance group trinity warriors in 2008. He has also become a worldwide competitor. For more information, check their website: www.thetrinitywarriors.com

Acropolis

Acropolis is composed of female and male international elite Great Britain medal-winning acrobats and gymnasts. For more information, check their website: www.acropolis-live.com

Boadicea Ladies

Boadicea dance company was brought together by leading female artist Rhimes Lecointe (streetdance 3D and into the hoods) to be a kink in the realm hip hop and commercial dance. For more information, check their website: www.boadiceacrew.com

Frazer Freeze

Frazer ‘Freeze’ Bennett is a music producer, composer , and mash-up artist from Bournemouth, UK, who fuses urban music with orchestral arrangements, funk, soul, hip hop, rn’b, pop, dubstep and electronic music.

James Moore

James Moore is a master illusionist doing all his tricks ‘live’  with no camera edits or special edits. For more information, check his website: www.jamesmoremagic.com

Secondly, you will find below a snapshot of the show story plot:

The Story plot

Finally, you will find below a diaporama of pictures taken during the event as well as videos from some of their choreography:

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‘Shake The Dust’ Official Trailer

Shake The Dust’ Official Trailer

via ‘Shake The Dust’ Official Trailer.

 

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2013 Urban Bboy League international live battles and showcase

If you are a break dancer or just want to watch live 2v2 breakdance battles and hip-kop showcase by the French company “Nomade”, check out the information, pictures and videos of the past Urban Bboy League in Dublin organised by Breakdancing Soc Dit (Irl) & Nomade Cie (Fr).

Urban Bboy League

For additional details about the event, check the event page as follows:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1411565032409813/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

Click on the below link to view professional pictures taken at the event:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.623136024398891.1073741843.114522585260240&type=1

And finally, here  are few videos:

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in b-boy, break dance, dance performances

 

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