Break-Fast Jam 2017 Central Uganda Eliminations.

Another successful event from FreshLane.

The event was a mix of hiphop elements; breakdance and popping battles, and performances;

Dance by Holy Dance Crew (Goma, DRC),

Rap by Cypher Kabaka, Kongoloko and St.Nellysade,

Beat-boxing by Don King (young member of BPU),

Live graffiti mural painting by Bobd of Inkfamous graffiti crew (South Africa) and Sparrow.

Djing by Dj Issa and Dj Bent.

 

The main goal of the event was to select the top breakdancer and popper to represent the Central Uganda region at the grand finale on 18th and 19th November in Kampala. Over 100 competitors from Kampala, Mukono, Luwero, Wakiso, Jinja, Buikwe among other places signed up.

Congratulations to Semakula Yusuf  from Mutungo Bbina suburb of Kampala and Isaiah on winning the breaking and popping battles respectively.

The main purpose of this event is to nature and promote the breakdance and hiphop dance scene within the East Africa region.

This was the last Break-Fast Jam preliminary event FreshLane is organizing this year.  They are now working tirelessly organizing the grand finale happening on 18th and 19th November at YMCA Wandegeya, Kampala. So far Dj Snuff (Ireland), Dj Jam Fu(UK), Sune (Denmark), Ryo Anijha(Japan) are confirmed to attend the event a long with participants from within Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC and more.

More details on these events here www.breakfastjam.org

Check out #BreakFastJam2017 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see live coverage of the event.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: Imagination Circle, Gagawala Graphics, Breakdance Project Uganda, Mos Opten and FreshLane.

Photos by Kibazzi Pius

 

 

Break-Fast Jam 2017 Eastern Uganda Eliminations.

Yet another successful event organized by FreshLane.

The event was a mix of hiphop elements; breakdance and popping competitions, performances of other hiphop dance styles, rap and beat-boxing, Djing and Live graffiti mural painting.

The main goal of the event was to select the top breakdancer and popper to represent the Eastern Uganda region at the grand finale on 18th and 19th November in Kampala. Congratulations to Wadada ‘Umar Xperience’ Umar from Mbale and Mbwambale ‘Shafiq Codes’ Shafic from Jinja on winning the breaking and popping battles respectively.

The main purpose of this event is to nature and promote the breakdance and hiphop scene within the East Africa region. The next preliminary event prior to the grand finale are; Central Uganda eliminations in Kampala on 13th August, Kenya Eliminations – Nairobi in October and Rwanda/DRC eliminations – Kigali in September. More details on these events here www.breakfastjam.org

Check out #BreakFastJam2017 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see live coverage of the event.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: KO tv, Smart FM, Infinite Records, Gagawala Graphics, Breakdance Project Uganda, Nalubaale Rafting and Live Music Jinja.

Photos by Kibuuka photography

 

 

We successfully pulled off #BreakfastJam2016 finals. A big thank you to FreshLane, Break-Fast Jam organizing team, competitors, DJs & sound technicians, performers, judges, volunteers, guests from various parts of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, UK, Ireland & Poland.

The battle winners are;
Seven 2 Smoke – Sebaggala ‘Dancemachine’ Alex
1 on 1 – Naganzwa ‘Erick Sama’ Erick
Popping battle – Walter ‘Uncle Walter’ Ruva
Kids battle – Ndawula Ronald
Bgirl Battle – Nambalirwa Joan
3 on 3 – Hit the Beat Crew (Mukalazi Moses, Egesa Eric & Faizal Ddamba)

Sponsors & partners: US embassy Kampala, Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU)
NTV Uganda, Newz Beat, Infinit3 Records, Talent Africa group Swave Footwear Ltd, Gagawala graphics Mau Qreashionz, Kyendi Kyendi clothing, Top Nation Japan, SUW Japan, Cypher code Japan, Viva Con Agua Kampala, French Embassy Kampala, various media houses and individuals.
Your help played a vital role in making the event a great success.

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Pre-event media online promotion

The Independent https://www.independent.co.ug/polish-stars-ugandas-6th-hip-hop-breakdance-bfj-finals/

New Vision http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1440040/breakdance-finals-slated-weekend                       http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1440249/breakfast-jam-finals-weekend

Big eye    http://bigeye.ug/break-fast-jam-finals-weekend/

Nuveylive http://www.nuveylive.org/event/break-fast-jam-2016-finals/

Chimp reports http://chimpreports.com/entertainment/all-set-for-break-fast-jam-2016-finals/

The Tribe Ug  http://www.thetribeug.com/breakfast-jam-finals-2016/

Chano8   http://chano8.com/break-fast-jam-6th-edition-weekend/

Post event media online follow up

BBC Africa  https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/videos/10154786721615229/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

CCTV Africa  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZc9izeL9CE

AFPBB News  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPws0L15PBk

Vox Africa.UK  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-B0d2c2T60

Newz Beat Uganda https://www.facebook.com/newzbeatuganda/videos/1894319687457599/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

The independent  https://www.independent.co.ug/youngster-ndawula-shines-climax-6th-uganda-breakdance-finals/

UG blog week http://oleebranch.com/ugblogweek-crazy-legs-at-the-break-fast-jam/

New Vision  http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1440556/tanzanian-break-dancer-rules-breakfast-jam

Ludigo  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-practical-lessons-from-just-concluded-breakfast-andrew-salema

 

Break-Fast Jam 2016 Eastern Uganda Eliminations

The event was a mix of Hip-hop elements; Dance (Breaking, popping, newstyle), rap and beat-boxing performances, graffiti, competitions/battles, and educational workshops. Check out #BFJ2016EUelims on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see live coverage of the event.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

WINNERS OF BREAKDANCE BATTLES

Special thanks to our sponsors, partners and supporters: US embassy Kampala, Breakdance Project Uganda, Gagawala Graphics, Smart FM, Infinite records, End Of The Weak Uganda, Fresh Lane, Youth Legacy Africa, Ruyonga, the Uganda breaking & Hiphop fraternity.

Photos by: Kibuuka Photography

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