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30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 10 B-Boys

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 10 – B-Boys. Breakdancing is another element of hip hop. TZ doesn’t have a big B-boy scene like Uganda or South Africa, but groups like Saving Underground Artists (SUA ) understand the importance of including all of the elements of hip hop. This image came from the Okoa Mtaa festival in Arusha put on by SUA. They had Wachata doing graffiti, B-boys, DJs, and a bunch of emcees.

SUA is one of the most active and positive organizations promoting hip hop culture. They are based in Arusha, which is a city that is serious about hip hop culture. SUA organizes workshops, concerts, and outreach for youth. I have so much love for SUA, what they stand for, and what they do.

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*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.

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Assistant Professor in the African Studies Department at Howard University. Professor of the course Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa. Researcher and photographer of hip hop in Africa.

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