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B-Boys and B-Girls ‘Kicking it’in the city

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FTEN CALLED BREAKDANCING, B-Boying, is creating massive stirs in and around Birmingham’s city centre. The dance movement, consisting of the four primary elements of: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes/suicides, has been regularly drawing attention from admirers and, equally, curious souls, as a hard-core following of the dance discipline, recreate and maintain the thrust and excitement of its origins, in New York’s Bronx, back in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Boys and girls, from as young as 15-years-old, to


whatever age, are ‘popping,’ ‘rocking’ and ‘breaking’ to tunes from jazz, soul, funk, electro, as well as hip-hop, of course. The original, that is. Some of the more dedicated, hard-core protagonists include 15-year-old Naz, from Solihull, 28-year-old Shakes, from Erdington and 10-year veteran of the ‘scene,’ NeNe, who says: “What we’re all about, is the true culture of ‘where, who and why?’ It’s our way of truly keeping the funk, jazz and original hip-hop alive. And, more importantly, keep the true spirit of BBoys and B-Girls alive and kicking, here, in my city.

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