Break dancing is the second most widely spread hip-hop element in Uganda, and it has been a journey to get it to where it is at the moment. The role it has played in the lives of the juvenile practitioners cannot be understated, and according to Oscar, neither can its footprint. Break dancing’s presence in the country has surpassed the perception that is usually rendered by the mainstream media in most parts of the world of an African country. The initiatives below have provided fertile grounds for the platform to flourish and for the scene to develop rapidly.
The hip-hop charity organization widely known as Break dance Project Uganda (BPU), a brainchild of veteran Ugandan hip-hop artist Abraham Tekya, started in 2006 in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. BPU is dedicated to empowering and supporting the youth across the country. They organize regular sessions every Monday and Wednesday in Kampala where they provide free workshops on various art forms – break dancing, beat boxing, rapping and visual arts — to the youth,
Break-Fast Jam Break is an annual Ugandan hip-hop event that works to infuse new dimensions to the breaking culture in Africa. For four years it has been East Africa’s prominent break dancing event featuring top dancers from across the region.