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BUSINESS 101 FOR DANCERS 5/5 (1)

Although rarely valued, our craft is one that takes just as long to master as any other profession. Why then should we not be able to live off our talent? The challenge is that so many dancers are not familiar ...
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OUDTSHOORN: BBOY DA VINCI

Oudtshoorn is a town in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape. Although sparsely populated, Hip-Hop culture is alive and thriving in this small community. As a second generation bboy, Da Vinci Kiewiets recalls being attracted to the ...
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5 WOMAN MAKING WAVES IN HIP HOP DANCE

Think “women in Hip-hop”, and you’re more likely to conjure up images of curvaceous video vixens or  lyrics objectifying women in rap music. Hip-hop dance culture in SA is certainly a tough game in which only the best survive. These ...
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BUSINESS 101 FOR DANCERS

BUSINESS 101 FOR DANCERS

Although rarely valued, our craft is one that takes just as long to master as any other profession. Why then should we not be able to live off our talent? The challenge is that so many dancers are not familiar Read More

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OUDTSHOORN: BBOY DA VINCI

OUDTSHOORN: BBOY DA VINCI

Oudtshoorn is a town in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa’s Western Cape. Although sparsely populated, Hip-Hop culture is alive and thriving in this small community. As a second generation bboy, Da Vinci Kiewiets recalls being attracted to the Read More

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5 WOMAN MAKING WAVES IN HIP HOP DANCE

5 WOMAN MAKING WAVES IN HIP HOP DANCE

Think “women in Hip-hop”, and you’re more likely to conjure up images of curvaceous video vixens or  lyrics objectifying women in rap music. Hip-hop dance culture in SA is certainly a tough game in which only the best survive. These Read More

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DURBAN: 031 KINGS

DURBAN: 031 KINGS

Phoenix, Durban turned up the heat this year with locally produced events. One such event is 031 Kings. This event organised is by Jason ‘Jay-Twist ‘Morgan a dancer from Phoenix, Durban who has taken his own initiative to create a Read More

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RED BULL: NEW WORLD CHAMP

RED BULL: NEW WORLD CHAMP

B-Boy Menno described winning the most prestigious title in breaking in his home country (RedbullBCone) as “one of the best moments of my life so far”. The 2014 champion won his title back in Amsterdam after an All-Star final against Read More

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FREEZE FRAME: BRING IN NOISE

FREEZE FRAME: BRING IN NOISE

Freeze Frame is a dance crew that is renowned within the Jozi Hip Hop scene. Formed in 2006, the crew has been pushing to reach new boundaries in SA dance. They recently threw Bring In Noise, a battle that brought Read More

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ZIMBABWE: JIBILIKA KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE

ZIMBABWE: JIBILIKA KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE

Before Zimbabwe gained its independence from Britain, it was known as Rhodesia. In the 1980’s Salisbury, the capital city, today now known as Harare, was a popular hub for breaking and had a high influence amongst the youth. Between the Read More

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IBE: TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

IBE: TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

#IBEevenMe The 17th annual International Breakdance Event (IBE), more commonly known as “The Notorious IBE” was held in Heerlen, south of Holland on the weekend of 4-6th August 2017. This is an event that needs no introduction amongst the Hip Read More

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MITCHELLS PLAIN: BBOY KASHIEF

MITCHELLS PLAIN: BBOY KASHIEF

A 21-year-old hailing from Mitchells Plain Cape Town, Kashief Kean who also goes by the name of Bboy Kashief explains how his craft is at the centre of his life. Representing Tough Nation Crew, Kashief reflects on how he was Read More

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JOZI: WEEKEND SPECIAL

JOZI: WEEKEND SPECIAL

A solid amount of Hip-Hop heads gathered in Jozi this past week for the “Weekend Special”. A Hip-Hop dance festival collaborated by Jozi and Cape Town Artists. Although this was the inaugural event, it was nothing short of spectacular and Read More

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B-GIRLS: COURTNAE’ PAUL

B-GIRLS: COURTNAE’ PAUL

Courtnae’ Paul is a pioneer for SA Bgirls. Working with the likes of Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Jay Sean, Akon, Fatman Scoop, Rae Sremmurd to name a few, Courtnae’ aged 25 has grown to be a force to be respected in Read More

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ZIMBABWE: B-BOY CHRISTYLES

ZIMBABWE: B-BOY CHRISTYLES

Bboy Christyles has been one of the most consistent and powerful forces behind the breaking scene in Zimbabwe. Christyles aged 26 first made his appearance with Zimbabwe’s “INMATES DANCE CREW “and has gone on to accomplish many achievements including coming Read More

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DURBAN: UNDERGROUND ZONE

DURBAN: UNDERGROUND ZONE

Durban heat is back! Underground Zone Dance League is no stranger to the Durban dance scene and aims to change the way events in Durban are held in the sunny city forever. A league that spans across the entire year Read More

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BEAR: ELEMENTS OF DOPENESS

BEAR: ELEMENTS OF DOPENESS

A guide to throwing breaking jams I’ve been dancing since 2002, having attended many events locally and internationally as a Competitor; a Spectator and a Service Provider (DJ / Judge). My own journey of hosting street dance forums, sessions, workshops Read More

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JHB: DEMOLITION SQUAD

JHB: DEMOLITION SQUAD

Out of the heart in Johannesburg South Africa a crew called Demolition Squad was formed in early 2000 inside a club called Demolition based in Parkhurst. The DS abbreviation has spread its name throughout the city and country. We caught Read More

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CAPE TOWN: B-BOY BAX INTERVIEW

CAPE TOWN: B-BOY BAX INTERVIEW

B-boy Bax is a 30-year-old B-boy artist from Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. “ I started breaking in 2001” he says “that was around the same time I joined my first crew Hardcore Mentality” he further adds. Bax is no stranger Read More

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CAMEROON: THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP

CAMEROON: THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP

The HIP HOP DANCE CULTURE has been present in Cameroon since the early nineties however, other elements of HIP HOP most notably Rap has been around for far longer. During the early years there were very few practitioners of hip Read More

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ZIMBABWE : MBARE ROYAL CREW

ZIMBABWE : MBARE ROYAL CREW

Breaking is one of the most hardest and original elements of Hip-hop culture. It has made an impact all over the world and Zimbabwe is no different. In Zimbabwe break dancing has had enormous success in cities such as Bulawayo & Read More

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RED BULL BC ONE : THE WILDCARDS ARE LIT !

RED BULL BC ONE : THE WILDCARDS ARE LIT !

RED BULL BC ONE TO TAKE OVER CAPE TOWN THIS WEEKEND IN SEARCH OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEXT BREAKING CHAMPION (South Africa) – This week the Red Bull BC One breaking competition returns to Cape Town for another set of B-Boy Read More

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DURBAN: SUNDAY SESSIONS

DURBAN: SUNDAY SESSIONS

Durban is a city known for its warm inviting climate. But this is one city bringing the heat. Rocka-Fella caught up with Ikmal Anisse, a B-boy hailing from Durban who is the organizer of the durban Sunday sessions cypher held at Read More

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CAPE TOWN : RED BULL BC ONE RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA 2017

CAPE TOWN : RED BULL BC ONE RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA 2017

Internationally Renowned Breaking Competition, Red Bull BC One, Returns to South Africa in 2017. Red Bull BC One was founded in 2004 in Biel, Switzerland. Over the years, the championship has moved from Germany to Brazil, South Africa, France, USA, Read More

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FORUM: BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

FORUM: BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

First and foremost, I would like to welcome everyone to the bboy/breaking Culture Affairs forum. From the team and I we hope you engage in the articles and partake in the discussions. We’ll be taking on and addressing hard hitting Read More

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CAMEROON : B-BOY BOHIKA

CAMEROON : B-BOY BOHIKA

Ok Rocka peeps Now, we all know B-boying is not just a dance but a lifestyle too. We caught up with Soule Mohammed AKA B-boy Bohika from Yaounde, Cameroon. What makes this B-boy so unique? Well besides his mad power Read More

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DWIJII : SHOW OUT OR SELL-OUT

DWIJII : SHOW OUT OR SELL-OUT

Our dance scene is so invigorating and ever evolving that during the past few years we have achieved so many advancements. We have created so many opportunities to generate streams of income ranging from theater shows, battles, show cases and Read More

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THE WIZARD : A CHAMP IN THE MAKING

THE WIZARD : A CHAMP IN THE MAKING

What’s up Rocka peeps So ever since my recent resurgence into the B-boying culture I found myself perusing through countless hours of footage about the recent developments happening in SA B-boying. I happened to stumble across the Facebook page of Read More

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DURBAN : FIRST THURSDAY SESSION

DURBAN : FIRST THURSDAY SESSION

The term cypher or sessions pre-dates to the 1980s when hip hop culture was alive in the Bronx of New York City. Now B-boys all over the world partake in them. The loud beating music compliments the numerous moves thrown Read More

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A NEWBIES PERSPECTIVE

A NEWBIES PERSPECTIVE

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, I decided to treat myself to a Cypher taking place at Five6Seven 8 Dance studios in Randburg. A rather cool place I might add (I will be posting the link to their website below). Upon Read More

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B-BOY DWIJII : HOMETOWN HEROES

B-BOY DWIJII : HOMETOWN HEROES

A property agent during the day and a b-boy by night. We caught up with Dwijesh Ramnath aka bboy Dwijii of Mandatory Methods crew. A 22-year-old Durban based b-boy about the current state of b-boying in the country and where Read More

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THE FOUNDATION

THE FOUNDATION

Life is simple as a scholar, no job, no bills to pay and most of all no responsibility. As we look to our youth we must ask our self what is their future? and is there anything they look forward to. Read More

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