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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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Music Without Borders – live concerts (2016)

First of all, before I start talking about the event I attended and sharing with you videos, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas ⛄️❄️!

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The charity event in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) took place on Friday 23rd December 2016 at the beautiful and cozy Workman’s Club pub in Dublin (Ireland) 🔥. There was a fun and warm filled atmosphere to it and the live concerts were very good!

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If you’d like to know more about the event itself, check their event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/653950094771897/ 

You will find Facebook and Periscope live videos on my fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/Fundraising.Music/?fref=ts

The music was varied. It started off with what I would call ‘ambiant music’ with Daniel McDermott playing at the keyboard and using other pre-recorded instrumental pieces. It continued on with a brand new Irish hip hop duet called ‘God Creative and Crimes Against’ and finished off with a folk and pop music band led by Conor O’Mally. Entry tickets and Conor O’Meally music CDs purchased by the audience went into the fundraising initiative for the charitable organisation.

Now, I’m sure you are dying to watch the Youtube videos, right 😜😉?! Here you go!

Did you enjoy these? Have you been to the event and want to share your own videos and pictures? If so, add them in the ‘Comment’ box below!

 

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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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‘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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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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2009 ‘B-Girl’ US film free viewing on YouTube!

Although this may not be the most popular film and reviews are quite mixed, I must say it is an enjoyable, inspiring and empowering film to watch for aspiring b-girls and female rappers!

B-Girl is a 2009 dance film written and directed by Emily Dell and starring Julie Urich, Missy Yager, Wesley Jonathan, Drew Sidora, Aimee Garcia, James Martinez and based on director Emily Dell’s 2004 short film of the same name.

b-girl film main character Julie Urich acting as 'Angel'

The story goes as follows. In Brooklyn, Angel is a break dancer who lives with her mother Gabby. Her abusive boyfriend Hector won’t accept that she wants to break up. One night Angel and her best friend Rosie trade hats and jackets and Hector fatally stabs Rosie thinking she is Angel. When he realizes his mistake he stabs Angel too. Rosy dies and Angel is heavily injured. After many weeks of recovery, Angel wants to break dance again but is having difficulty. Gabby moves with Angel to Los Angeles to live with Angel’s grandmother, where she believes Angel will be safe. Angel gets a night job at a car rental company and goes to college during the day. She also joins a group of break dancers who need a sixth member to compete. An outsider in this male-dominated world, she has to claim her place in the circle, first by performing a lyrical rap poem at a huge break competition and then by competing at the same competition in an amazing display of dance artistry and skill.

You can watch it on YouTube (see below free viewing video). You may also order it as a DVD or buy film merchandise on the following online shop: http://bgirlmovie.bigcartel.com/

If interested, you can read this interview with the main female character Julie ‘Jules’ Urich:

http://www.julesurich.com/home.html

For full cast information and the making of the film, check out these links:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964179/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

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

Finally, if you like the film soundtrack, you can listen to it with the music player integrated in the previously mentioned online shop home page and search on YouTube for songs. Since they aren’t all that commercial you may not find everything on YouTube, though!

 

 

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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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How to use YouTube videos and non-profit programme to fundraise

For those of you who are only uploading basic videos on YouTube but have not thought about their YouTube channel trailer nor about using YouTube to raise funds, it’s time to review your strategy!

As you may know, videos are a great way to sell your idea, service or product, so why not using YouTube to its fullest potential by creating a compelling message for your brand or charity? You don’t know how or where to start? These below articles should guide you through the essential steps to go through, in order to create successful video campaigns.

http://www.reelseo.com/video-nonprofit-tips/

http://thedeependdesign.com/creating-compelling-video-content-youtube/

http://mashable.com/2010/03/26/non-profits-youtube/

If you aren’t quite sure which video format or style would suit best your organisation, this article should give you few hints:

http://www.socialbrite.org/2011/04/21/8-great-examples-of-nonprofit-storytelling/

Also, as it is suggested in the above Mashable article, you may opt to join the YouTube Non-Profit Program to receive donations but note this isn’t available in all countries.

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To find out more about it, check the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/nonprofits

Finally, here are few tips on how to gain attention from other YouTube users and get more likes or subscriptions to your channel:

http://www.courtlandconsulting.com/in-the-news/using-youtube-as-a-fundraising-tool-for-your-non-profit.html

Do you have further tips to share on how to use YouTube for fundraising purposes?

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2013 Irish Hip Hop Dance Workshops taught by championship judges

Referring to my blog post from 14th February 2013 about the Irish Hip Hop Championships, you may like to know that, in addition to the dance competition programme, there will also be dance workshops taught by the judges themselves on Sunday 14th April 2013!

Please find below the various dance workshops schedules with each one of the judges’ panel.

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If you aren’t sure what these dance styles look like, check out the below Youtube videos.

Locking with Funky J (the girl):

Commercial hip hop with Alex Schoendorf:

Popping with Natalie McParland:

House with Jaja aka xclusiv (dance starts at 0.28min):


B-boying with B-Boy Yelke from Bad Taste Cru:

Funk and animation with Soulsisterz:

Waacking and voguing with Del Mak:

If you want to know more about each of these dancers, check out the Irish Hip Hop Productions fan page on facebook!

So, guys, which workshop(s) are you interested in taking?

 

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