Last night I attended the Bouncing Cats screening at St. John’s University, presented by Red Bull and Haraya, St. John’s Pan-African Student Coalition. WOOOOOW. What a great documentary!! Bouncing Cats tells the story of Breakdance Project Uganda, an organization that is using break dance to unify youth in both Northern and Southern Uganda as well as send them to school. The documentary follows legendary b-boy Crazy Legs from the Rock Steady Crew, as he goes to the capitals of both regions, Gulu and Kampala respectively, and not only teaches the children, but learns about the different cultures from the 52 tribes as well as witness the hardship these children endure. Narrated by Hip-Hop emcee Common, the documentary also features appearances by Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K’Naan. It’s so great to see how Hip-Hop lives in other countries. These brothas are doing great things. After the screening, there was a Q&A session with Crazy Legs.
Please support this organization. Visit Bouncing Cats to help donate towards these brothas furthering their goals.
“I’m not a politician, so I’m not gonna use politics. I’m not a solider so I don’t have a gun. I’m a B-boy.” -Abraham Tekya a.k.a. Abramz
“Awareness without action is useless.” – Crazy Legs
“Everyone’s like ‘how you gonna spread the word,’ I’m tryna spread the action!” – Crazy Legs
Thursday February 17: Sex Crimes Against Black Girls: A Multimedia Exhibit Exploring Sexual Exploitation Facing Black Girls Throughout the Diaspora Opening Reception 6pm Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Center for Arts & Culture Skylight Gallery
Wednesday February 23: Literary Salon ft. Haiti Noir, edited by Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticant 6:30pm MoCADA