January 30, 2010

AGYA Youth Add African Flavor to The Art of Breaking

Breaking, or breakdancing, is a style of dance that evolved as part of hip-hop culture among urban youth in New York during the 1970s. Arguably the most fluid and far-reaching aspect of hip-hop culture, breakdancing has taken Uganda by storm. Ugandan youth have embraced this unique style while incorporating some distinctly African elements of dance and movement in order to create a style which is fascinating to watch. AGYA offers breaking classes at our community learning center on a daily basis.

The following video features several AGYA Youth Member b-boys and b-girls during a recent rehearsal. Enjoy!