This is a short video created for one of our classes to show the similarities in contemporary dance in African & African American cultures. It looks at dances like azonto, the Harlem shake, eskista, hit the Quan, gwara gwara, & others. We’re posting it in hopes that it can be a resource for others.
This year, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Trinity College’s International Hip Hop Festival. I visited the festival with a couple of classmates and my teacher, and it was an experience that I’ll never forget. Continue reading “A Fulfilling Festival”
Video taken at the African Battle Cry held in December 2017 in Cape Town by Heal the Hood.
Always wanted to hear the classic Blahzay Blahzay song “Danger” in a hip-hop track from East Africa. This is a video of images and footage of East African hip hop artists (Tanzania, Uganda, & Kenya) with “Danger” playing in the background.
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.
*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.