Break dance is one of the most jaw-dropping dance styles whose origin is acclaimed among African-American as well as Latin-American youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s.Here in Uganda, it’s a common thing too with Fresh Lane, an initiative working to empower youth socially and economically through cultivating and elevating art, culture, education and facilitating creative development while spearheading this culture.
Through the years, Break Fast Jam has been organising dancing competions and their 6th edition is coming our way on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of November at the Wandegeya-based YMCA. Lovers of dance and music are surely set to enjoy this particular edition with a variety on offer.
Last year at the 5th edition, the event was graced by some of the world’s most celebrated break dancers and pioneer of B-Boying Crazy Legs which successfully went down with a big crowd of revellers turning up. They were entertained by the performing arts and the dance competitors themselves.
This year, a lot is scheduled to happen in these three remaining days where revellers should expect action-packed competition by the dancers who will tussle it out in different battles like Seven to Smoke, BGirls, Kids battle, Popping battle and One on One whose winners will be announced on the grand finale slated for Sunday the 20th.
Crazy legs (centre) pausing for pictures with one of the winners in one of the battles last year
The event will not only be about dancing but will have other acts like music performances by artistes like Ruyonga, ST Nelly Sade, Ruyonga, Byg Ben, live Dj mixes from Djs Crisio, Aludha, Nesta, Isaac King, Snuff among many others. There will also be clothing exhibitions by Fresh Lane & Break-Fast Jam merchandise, Mou Qreashionz and Kyendi Kyendi where revellers will get a chance to buy clothes and other items.
Chano8 will be there to bring to you live updates and highlights of how the event will go down and the event is sponsored by US embassy Kampala, Break dance Project Uganda (BPU), NTV, Newz Beat, Kyendi Kyendi clothing, Infinite Records, Talent Africa, Gagawala Graphics, French Embassy Kampala, Viva Con Agua, Suw Wear Japan, Top Nation Japan, Cypher Code Japan and Mou Qreashionz.