Dancers converge for Break-Fast Jam

Saturday November 11 2017

Break-Fast Jam poster.

The Break-Fast Jam poster. 

By BAMUTARAKI MUSINGUZI
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This year’s finals of the Break-Fast Jam, an annual breakdance event held in Kampala, Uganda, will take place on November 18–1 9 at the YMCA in Wandegeya, Kampala.

The competition brings together participants from East Africa and around the world to cultivate a breakdance culture in Africa.

This year’s event will be hosted by the internationally acclaimed Belfast-born DJ Snuff, and will be graced by Danish dancer SoonEnough.

DJ Snuff, who has collaborated with the Break-Fast Jam before, has also performed and toured the world with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Public Enemy.

Dancers will compete in group and individual battles; others will showcase breakdance, popping, locking, new style, house dance, krumping, rap, beatboxing (vocal percussion) and deejaying.

This year’s event will also feature graffiti art displays, music performances, a panel discussion, as well as a photography exhibition. For those seeking intellectual engagement on dance, there will be workshops. For fun lovers there will be street wear markets, food and drinks.

The entrance fee is Ushs10,000 ($2.7) for adults but is free for children 10 years and below.

Break-Fast Jam has been known to launch the careers of dancers and offer practical skills, knowledge and inspiration to those wishing to pursue dance as a profession.