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We are proud to announce that we did it again: managed to successfully engineer yet another edition of Break-fast Jam. As usual the season lasted for several months and involved regional preliminary events from where breakers qualified to represent at the grand finale that took place at Sharing Youth Centre, Nsambya. We had quite a hefty hiphop lot come through and celebrate with us. This time the event lasted for two days at the same venue. We were very pleased that our fans stayed with us all the way to the end.
Break-fast Jam is becoming more cosmopolitan every year. This time we had b-boys & B-girls from around East Africa, D.R Congo, Japan & Switzerland travel down and represent their countries and exhibit what they could do. We commend all participants especially for being so involved and expressing so much enthusiasm and appreciation for Break-fast Jam hence widening and strengthening the community across East Africa. We hope to have the rest of Africa join us soon enough as we elevate the breaking culture across the continent.
We had several categories at the event including: 7 to smoke, three on three, kids battle (one on one), b-girl (one on one) and Popping. All the battles were restlessly intense which strongly portended the rapid development of the breaking scene in the East African region. For the third time Sky won the 7 to smoke battle. Blazing Flo crew won the 3 on 3 battle. Paul won the kids battle. Joan won the b-girl battle. Vincent won the popping battle.
Watch out for the next edition. More info will be communicated in due time. Stay tuned!
Now we can finally check the central prelims off our do list. But first and foremost we would like to thank and commend everyone who has supported since this year’s season started. It’s been a bit of bumpy road – not to mention a length one – but we’re glad that we can now say that the final segment of the season is just round the corner. 22 and 23 November will be the days to sum-up this year’s edition. We would like to urge everyone, breaker or not, to come out and celebrate and experience the art of breaking as its being embodied in its truest form by some of the most deft in the region. Some of the best breakdancers from across East-Africa, Tazania, Kenya and Uganda, will be around to exhibit their prowess and that’s definitely going to be a spectacle that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
The central prelims took place last Sunday at Sharing Youth Center Nsambya and they were quite a success. 30 breakers signed up and at the end of the battle b-boy Sono, of the Hit The Beat crew, won becoming one of the competitors who will be jostling for the ‘7 to Smoke’ title at the final event.
See you all at the finals. Stay tuned!
In our archives, last weekend will definitely pass for legendary. A few days ago we set out on a mission to expand more and officially establish a connection with the Kenyan breaking community: we held the first eliminations in Nairobi which – basing on all the energy and def breaking skills that oozed out of the practitioners – have now aided Breakfast Jam in impressing a new irrevocable footprint on the breaking scene in Africa. Due to the wholehearted gusto expressed by the entire breaking community down there, the event was quite a success and for that we truly commend all the b-boys and the epitomes, Break Session and Take A Break, for the collective support extended to the BFJ organizing team to make it materialize, not to mention succeed.
The weekend was, besides the outrageous one on one and 7 to smoke battles, laden with enriching moments typified with workshops, cyphers and video and photo shoots.
During the workshops b-boy Sono, of the Hit The Beat Crew, and b-boy Abramz, of the legendary Rock Steady Crew blessed the moment with their conceptual approaches to the elements of top-rocking, foot-working and basic and advanced transitioning.
B-boy Omi outgunned his contenders during the one-on-one battle. We are excited that he will be attending the ultimate Breakfast Jam event this coming November. Because of his outstanding performance, we can equally say the same about b-boy Shadow for proving – during the 7-to-smoke battle – he was in a class of his own. On the same note, we would like to commend everyone who signed up for the battles, brought and pumped so much energy into the event. Kenyan b-boys have so much skill, determination and potential and it’s only a matter time that they get discovered by the rest of the world.
Bboy Shadow – SEVEN 2 SMOKE winner
Bboy Omi – 1 on 1 winner
B-boy Akwa (Boom Crew)
“Breakfast Jam is the best thing that has ever happened to the breaking industry in Kenya. See you all on November 22.”
Mifwit (Titans all stars, Boom crew)
“Breakfast has always been something that us b-boys in Kenya wanted to experience very much. The eliminations were really nice. And now that we’ve been with Ugandan b-boys and taken part in their workshops we can’t wait to come to Uganda.”
B-boy Nasty Guru (Sick Crew)
“I’m grateful to Breakfast Jam for the opportunity, wonderful experience, knowledge and the workshops. We can’t wait to meet you guys again. Big-up to Ugandan b-boys. We’re looking forward to having another jam and session with you guys”
B-boy Jijo (Titans all stars LD)
“Breakfast Jam has been the best experience ever. I met some of the best b-boys from Uganda. It’s been an honor for me.”