My second visit to Uganda, in January 2007, I was part of a delegation of student ambassadors studying the conflict in Northern Uganda. Our delegation was made up of university students, half of whom were American and the other half Ugandan. One of the most remarkable Ugandan participants, and still a good friend of mine here in Uganda, Abraham "Abramz" Tekya, was just starting his organization, Breakdance Project Uganda. BPU uses breakdance as a tool for social change, providing free classes to at risk children and teens in Kampala and Gulu. Abramz has seriously made a name for himself and for the project over the last few years. He has been visited in Uganda by some prominent figures in American breakdance and hip hop culture, such as Crazy Legs and Mos Def, and has had an award-winning documentary, Bouncing Cats, about him and his project launch this year. Chicago, you can view the documentary THIS SATURDAY at Northwestern!
In the meantime, check out the trailer!