Friday, September 30, 2011

Our Uganda Friday: Raw Expression~Arts Night by Breakdance Project Uganda!

by Kate von Achen

I had the pleasure of meeting Abramz Tekya in January 2007 and was blown away by his then very young project, Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU). Abramz, growing up in a slum outside Kampala, wanted to provide a platform for disadvantaged youth to bring about social change through the arts. BPU started offering free breakdance classes to these youth in Kampala, and this amazing program has spread like wildfire around the country. I continue to be in awe of Abramz and his strength and passion for bringing about positive social change to his community.

"Raw Expression" is a unique new arts night that BPU has organized to showcase and celebrate different art forms in their realness. Their aim is to create a platform for creative, raw and unique arts/artists that the mainstream media hardly pays attention to.

This event is also one of BPU's income generating activites so by supporting this, you're helping sustain their non profit services as well as extending to additional locations in Uganda.

"Raw Expression" will showcase elements of hiphop including Breakdance (bboying and bgirling), Rap, Popping, Locking, Beatboxing, Dj’ing and Graffiti through live dance battles, visual art displays and performances. The first event in September also includes Street Basket Ball and live poetry. BPU will provide an old school hiphop, soul and afro funk vibe. Don't miss out on this unique hiphop/arts event!

VENUE: Open House, Buganda Road (next to Watoto Church)
DATE : Friday 30th September 2011
TIME: Doors open from 7pm. The show will run from 8pm until midnight.
COST: 10,000 UGX

You can keep up-to-date with all BPU events at To get involved, email!

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