Friday, 3 December 2010

Calling All Hip-Hoppers! Please Donate Art Materials, B-Boy Breaks CDs, DVDs, Hip-Hop & Knowledge Books To Breakdance Project Uganda!!!

Breakdance Project Uganda - Poitive Hip-Hop Culture in action

Breakdance Project Uganda is a Ugandan based project which uses breakdance (and other elements of hiphop) for positive social change. It was started up in February 2006. The project has since been giving free classes in Kampala at Sharing Youth Centre in Nsambya every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm-8.30pm. Classes are free of charge for everyone.

Bouncing Cats Trailer from Bouncing Cats on Vimeo.

Bouncing Cats is the inspiring story of one man's attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Will.I.Am, and K'Naan.

Breakdance Project Uganda
The project has also done workshops and classes with H.E.A.L.S. in Gulu, FDNC (Foundation for Development of Needy Communities) in Mbale, MS Uganda, DSW, Naguru Remand Home (juvenile prison), Kinship Orphanage in Gganda, street & ghetto children, different local & international schools in Kampala etc…

Breakdance Project Uganda from Jon Smith on Vimeo.

The aims of this project are to empower and positively inspire the youth and children through breakdance plus other elements of hiphop by:

-bridging the gap between Northern Uganda & the other regions of Uganda.
-bridging the gap between the advantaged & disadvantaged.
-bridging the gap between illiterates & literates.
-resolving tribal, religious & racial conflicts.
-building people's self-esteem.
-promoting interaction between local & international dancers
-creating employment for people who want to dance as a career, but can't afford to pay for dance classes.

Now what can you do? Please Please Donate any decent Art Materials, B-Boy Breaks CDs, DVDs, Hip-Hop & Knowledge Books To Breakdance Project Uganda. For the address and any other details please get in touch with Dave Vets: or

Contact Abramz Tekya (founder and director) for more information about the project or booking the dancers for workshops and shows. Tel: (+256) 0712-816617
Email: or

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