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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

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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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‘Oldskool’ hip hop cover band live recording!

This Saturday 18th March 2017, for the Saint Patrick’s weekend, we had the pleasure to be entertained by a 7 piece live ‘oldskool’ hip hop band joining the dots from The Sugar Hill to Dr Dre to Eminem at The Sugar Club, Dublin 1 (Ireland)!

For the old school hip hop music nostalgic who couldn’t attend, you’ll be able to catch up with these oh so lovely oldskool tunes in videos 🎶✌!

If you’d like to follow them, give them a 👍 on Facebook!

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

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If you don’t quite know what defines old school hip hop music , check this article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-school_hip_hop

Now, let me start with a snippet of their show recorded on Instagram. If you like it, follow me back on Insta 😘!

These videos below were initially recorded live on Periscope on @emelinej1 (Twitter live streaming service) and Facebook live but I have edited them a bit and uploaded them on YouTube just for you 😎😉!

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Prince: Sign o’the Times live concert and DJ set

I hope you have celebrated well new year’s eve 🍾🎉! I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2017 😘🍀🌟🎊!

new-year-2017For my part, I decided to celebrate new year’s eve a little bit in advance 😂! I went to this tribute to Prince with DJ Al Murphy playing lots of Prince’s tunes and then watched the live recording of his 1987 Sign o’ the Times tour on Friday 30th December 2016 at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Ireland).

You can find more information about it in this  event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/228456610900746/

Here are recordings in picture and audio of the DJ’s act.

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Now, I’d like to share with you some videos taken at the event. I would like to apologise if the last video’s soundtrack isn’t from Prince! I experienced few technical issues trying to publish a live YouTube video and it ended up recording the visuals without the sound 🤔😤!  So I picked a nice song in a similar style to add to the video 🙂😉. Anyway, I hope you will enjoy them!

 

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History of brazilian Baile Funk music and dance

History of brazilian Baile Funk music and dance

Have you heard of Baile Funk?

Baile Funk is a big mix of different music styles. To have a better understanding of this music and dance style, I’d like you to have a read at this comprehensive wikipedia article on the topic:

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

Want to hear how it sounds or how people dance on it? Go no further, I’m going to share with you few  music playlists and dance videos.

First of all, there’s a definite mixed tape playlist you need to subscribe to and this is the following one (titled Rio Baile Funk):

Another good single video mixed tape worth checking is:

Now let’s move on to baile funk dance. I will share with you few dance choreography I have found. However, please note that they aren’t actual tutorials. Unfortunately I haven’t found real baile funk dance tutorials 😦 .

Finally, you might want to read another blog on how Baile Funk became exported:

https://www.thefader.com/2015/01/17/how-diplo-took-baile-funk-out-of-brazil

Do you have any Baile Funk dance choreography you’d like to teach us? If so, share them with us in the comment section!

 

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Sankofa Soul Contest Paris 2016 – Semi-final 2

Here is an event I had booked in advanced that I found advertised on Facebook. There were offering two options: dinner + live performances (25  Euros) or live performances alone (pre-sale for 10 Euros and at the door for 12 Euros). I took the first option and didn’t regret it as the ‘Petite Halle’ concert room was full and I would have otherwise kept standing for 4 hours!

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For those who would like to watch the soul singers’ final (10 singers selected from the two previous semi-finals), it will take place on Saturday 18th June at 8.30pm in the ‘New Morning’ concert place, 7 rue des petites écuries, 75010 Paris, France. There is no dinner option for the final but there are seats, so come early and pre-buy your ticket if  you want to sit! Tickets on pre-sale are for 14 Euro.

Now, here are pictures of the candidates singing at the contest’s semi-finals 2:

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Curious to hear how they sound? Here are few samples recorded of their performances (not necessarily the winners). Which one(s) do you like most? Comment!

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Now, want to know who were the semi-final’s winners? They are: Antonia, Sarah, Romina, Natan and Mel. For more information about them, check the ‘Les Candidats’ tab from the official website: http://sankofasoulcontest.com/

 

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‘Early House’ cover band live concert playing funk and soul

Thanks to the Dublin Event Guide, I heard about this amazing Irish live concert taking place at the Whelan’s, Dublin 2 (Ireland) on Saturday 16th April 2016. I didn’t regret attending it! Great musicians and singers. They played hits from famous singers such as James Brown, Amy Whinehouse, Doobie Brothers, Etta James, Sly and Family Stone, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and so much more.

Here are two pictures from the band:

I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did their performances. If you want to be updated on their next gig, check their Facebook  fan page here:

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

There are 5 videos in total for this band, so don’t forget to view them all in my channel! Subscribe to have all newly uploaded videos appearing in your Youtube newsfeeds for FREE! The direct link to my channel is the following:

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

 

 

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‘Wildstyle’ film clip, DJ Mek, Peanut Butter Wolf and Breakbeat Lou (Ireland)

You may have or not attended the event showcasing DJ Mek (Ireland), DJs Peanut Butter Wolf & Breakbeat Lou (US) nor watched the ‘Wildstyle’ film last Saturday at Sugar Club but don’t worry, you can catch up with most of the event now!

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If you want more information about the two North-American DJs as well as the DJ behind the ‘Wildstyle’ film, please check the following facebook event page and website link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/859349684100162/

http://www.grandmasterflash.com/about/

Although I will not be able to share with you the full ‘Wildstyle’ film nor breakdancer videos, you can still enjoy this film clip and DJs’ recorded videos:

 

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Funk, Afrobeat, Jazz by DJ Qmutat (Germany)

I have listened to this DJ playing a nice mix of funk, afrobeat, jazz at Mojo Cafe, Reeperbahn 1, Hamburg on Friday 24th July 2015.

I hope you will enjoy the few video and soundtracks below. If you want to connect with him, please look for ‘Roman Kumutat’ on Facebook.

 

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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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