Breakdance Project Uganda

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.

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…

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.

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: breakdanceuganda@yahoo.com or  tekyabra@yahoo.com
 
www.myspace.com/breakdanceprojectuganda
www.youtube.com/abramzt

Please click the link below to read it.

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/its_friday/Break_dance_that_influences_young_people_positively.shtml

Break-dance Project Uganda set for Denmark.

Today 1st June 2008, 4 'Breakdance Project Uganda' members ( Abramz, Alex Mwesiga, Hakim Zziwa and Abdul Muyingo) will be heading to Denmark for a 22-day tour where they will be performing and participating in different workshops with youngsters between the age of 10 and 16 years old in different ghettos. They will be performing every day from 17.00-19:00hrs (5pm-7pm). The tour has been organized by Foreningen To The Beat and funded by the Danish Centre for Cultural Development (DCCD).

Break-dance Project Uganda featured on Edun-Live's website!

BREAKDANCE PROJECT UGANDA

Abraham Tekya (known as "Abramz"), founder of Break-dance Project Uganda, talks about his group's genesis at the Sharing Youth Center in Kampala. Edun Live is a socially conscious clothing line.

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Abramz on Bouncing Cats screening tour in USA

Abramz and the Break Dance Project Uganda will be heading to USA to attend "Bouncing Cats" screenings where they will be holding Q & A sessions after the screenings. Bouncing Cats is "Breakdance Project Uganda" documentary film which also features Crazy Legs from the Legendary Rock Steady Crew, K'naan, Mos Def, Will.iam (Black Eyed Peas).  It was narrated by Hiphop artist Common.

Breakdance Project Uganda is voluntary non-profit organization which uses breaking and other elements of hip-hop to promote positive social change and social responsibility among young people.

 

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