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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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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!

merry-christmas

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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Street Dance films starring children or teenagers worth watching!

I usually post videos or films starring adults but I discovered two nice street dance films showcasing children’s talents. As you know, most professional dancers start at young age, so don’t dismiss their skills! I have included the full film videos in this post. So have a read at the plots and enjoy watching!

The first one is a British film, which has received very good ratings and has a nice storyline. It’s called “All Stars“.

all stars street dance film

It features the 2010 winner of Sky HD hit TV talent show ‘Got To Dance’ Akai Osei-Mansfield. This comedy family entertainment movie tells the story of two kids teaming up to save their East London youth club by staging a dance show…and have to move fast to avoid humiliation. With one banned from dancing and the other discover that he has two left feet, the pair rope in their misfit mates to put on a show stopping routine. But can they get their act together in time for their make or break performance?  ‘All Stars’ features a cast of famous faces including Theo Stevenson (Horrid Henry), and Kimberley Walsh (Girls Aloud).

The second one is an American film, which has received moderate ratings. I still think it’s worth watching it, though. It’s called “Battlefield America“.

battlefield america street dance film

Staring Marques Houston (Sean Lewis), Mekia Cox (Sarah Miller), Lynn Whitfield (Marcia Parker), and a slew of talented young dancers, Battlefield America is filmed in Los Angeles. It tells the story of Sean Lewis (Houston), a successful businessman sentenced to community service for a DUI. Forced by children’s center director (Cox) to teach a band of misfits how to dance, Sean (Houston) winds up learning much more about himself than he ever imagined. Talented youth dancers – Tristen Carter (Eric), Edward Mandell (Marv), Kida Burns (Tommy) and Camren Bicondova (Prissy) – steal the show in underground dance competition (aka “battles”).

Now, want to watch them? Check out the below Youtube videos. Free viewing and no need to download anything!

 

 

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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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“Step Up 5” aka “Step Up All In” upcoming film and its soundtrack (year 2014)

Hello my dance fans! Here is the film we have all been waiting for and it’s finally coming out this summer 🙂 !

Step Up All In film

If you’d like to watch film trailers and know a bit more about the cast, check out this article below:

http://teaser-trailer.com/movie/step-up-5/

Finally, please keep in mind that release dates will vary from country to country, so if you want to know roughly when will the film come out in your place, click on the below link:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2626350/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt

For those who have already watched the film and really enjoyed its soundtrack, check the track details here:

http://soundtrack-movie.com/step-up-5-all-in/

So, are you going to watch it? Leave us your comments about the film below, once you’ve seen it!

 

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2014 Juste Debout World Hip Hop Dance Championships (selections and finals) new collaborations – event pictures and videos

Juste Debout (“just upright”) is an international and annual dance competition founded in 2001 by Bruce Soné in France which focuses on street dance styles. The four main categories are hip hop new style, house, locking and popping. They have also being welcoming experimental dances since few years.

2014 Juste Debout poster

This year, Juste Debout has also organised a whole week of activities prior to the event, such as dance workshops with the international judges and parties in various places.

I had the chance to attend the Slinked party and enjoyed listening to the Champion Sound live band. Please view below few pictures of the programme and videos of the event.

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They have also added two new disciplines: Just Dancehall by ragga jam and Just4Rockers. Both organisations are based in France and have an international scope.

I have been mostly attending the Just4Rockers breakdance cyphers in the “Salle Marcel Cerdan” in Bercy stadium and watched the finals of all disciplines on the main stage.

I am now happy to share with you videos and pictures I have taken at the event and hope you will feel the same vibes as I did. The competition was fierce and the show very much worth it! The organisers were also lovely.

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It is important to be know that Just4Rockers venue was also a dance practice room. Although it was mostly dedicated to breakdancing, you will also find other dance styles (hip hop, popping, rn’b). Since there are quite a few videos (9 videos for this section and 3 videos of experimental dances finals), I am re-directing you to my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1/videos

You will also find last year’s Juste Debout event videos if you are more interested in the other dance styles. So, feel free to subscribe to it!

 

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Jane Shortall Christmas Dance Fusion in videos

If you have missed or would like to see few video recordings of the Christmas JSD Fusion, here they come!

JSD christmas dance fusion

The MC & Judges Matthew Williamson and Tobi Omoteso have been judging the freestyle hip hop and breakdance battle at Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin 2 on Thursday 19th December 2013. Jane Shortall together with Matthew have been hosting the event and presenting the different dance crews of all ages: adults, teenagers and children as well as the fundraising purposes (for more information on this, check the videos’ comments).

To view the 6 videos, check my youtube channel as follows:

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

Enjoy!

 

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