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Black and white expatriates’ networking party

While I was spending a holiday trip in Paris (France) in April 2016, I thought I might meet international people living in the city to have some fun!

I had found a black and white party advertised on the meetup.com website (Expats Paris) taking place at ‘rue du Colisée’  close to Champs-Elysées and Franklin D. Roosevelt metro station. I was curious to see what it’d be like.

There were around 60 people from different nationalities attending the event, meeting either to build communities or to improve their language skills. I was greeted by meetup members and organisors. Then I was introduced to Michael, who i had asked few questions online before coming to the event. He was friendly and introduced me to few guests.

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Then, we spent a bit of time chatting around on the ground floor before hitting the dancefloor. Music was an eclectic mix of latin, arabic, pop and hip hop music. I hope you will enjoy the below video and mixed tapes! Do you also have other videos you want to share? Please don’t hesitate to do so in the comment section!

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‘Wildstyle’ film clip, DJ Mek, Peanut Butter Wolf and Breakbeat Lou (Ireland)

You may have or not attended the event showcasing DJ Mek (Ireland), DJs Peanut Butter Wolf & Breakbeat Lou (US) nor watched the ‘Wildstyle’ film last Saturday at Sugar Club but don’t worry, you can catch up with most of the event now!

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If you want more information about the two North-American DJs as well as the DJ behind the ‘Wildstyle’ film, please check the following facebook event page and website link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/859349684100162/

http://www.grandmasterflash.com/about/

Although I will not be able to share with you the full ‘Wildstyle’ film nor breakdancer videos, you can still enjoy this film clip and DJs’ recorded videos:

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‘Digga Is a dancer’ HipHop/Rap freestyle singing battles in Hamburg (Germany)

Here is an event I attended at Molotow bar, Nobistor 14 – Reeperbahn, Hamburg on 31st July 2015. I didn’t really know too much what to expect and ended up watching German hip hop freestyle singing battles. I have filmed two of them (one solo and a duet), that felt were the most interesting ones and had the best singing flows. Both are on different beats and styles, so you may like one more than the other depending on your taste!

You can find this event organisation on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/diggaisadancer

Please find in the below slideshow the line-up for the event and a picture for the duet I filmed.

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I hope you will enjoy watching these two videos, now!

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Black party meets MS KOI biggest hip hop and dancehall boat party (Germany)

As I guess some of you may never have been to Hamburg (Germany), I would like to tell you briefly few facts about this beautiful town. Hamburg is a city located at the river Elbe and has a very dynamic harbour. Its harbour is named Germany’s “Gateway to the World” and is the largest port in Germany. The port of Hamburg is the second-busiest port in Europe (after the port of Rotterdam) and 15th-largest worldwide. In 2014, 9.73 million TEUs (20-foot standard container equivalents) were handled in Hamburg.

Hamburg port isn’t only a shipping trading center but also offers many boat trips, museums tracing the history of the harbour in the ‘Speicherstadt’ (recognised as a World Heritage by UNESCO), old boats can be visited and lots of party are organised on these boats. I have been to one boat party, that lasted 4 hours between the boat leaving the harbour and coming back to it.

I would like to share with you pictures, audio and videos taken at the event on 18th July 2015. I hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I did! If you have issues playing some of the videos due to potential country restrictions, use this link https://www.proxfree.com/ and type next to the lock picture the direct link to the youtube video, change country (to Amsterdam, Netherlands) in the ‘server location’ field and hit ‘prox free’ button!

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You can find more pictures on the following facebook fan page (21st July’s post): https://www.facebook.com/blackboatgermany

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Street Dance Battles 2015 (Hamburg, Germany)

While planning for a holiday trip in Hamburg, I researched any interesting hip hop dance events happening in the city. I came across the dance battle event and received a free ticket for the dance live performances.

Dancers were teenagers of different ages with one common goal: giving the best performance they could to the audience. And what a show! I felt the dance level was pretty high and watched both incredible crew choreography and battles from all hip-hop styles, such as new style hip-hop, locking, popping, b-boying but also other styles such as k-pop, dancehall, afrobeat and salsa.

The host himself was pretty good at dancing and very entertaining. One of the judges together with his dance partner performed their duet choreography. If you’d like to know more about the stakeholders at this event, check the following facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1663526690541480/

Now, I guess you are getting impatient to see what it looked like, right? Please find below a small slide show.

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For the videos (4 battles, 5 crew/duet choreography and 2 dance demonstrations from the presenter), I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to watch them! If you encounter country restriction issues (blocked videos), I recommend you to download ‘youtube unblocker’. You will find the links for Firefox and Google Chrome below:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-unblocker/

http://www.unblocker.yt/en/youtube-unblocker-chrome/

Here is the direct link to the YouTube videos below. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1/videos

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Want to catch up with 2pac shakur’s group ‘The Outlawz’ 2015 live concert?

Do you like old-school hip hop? Do you miss listening to 2Pac sounds? Well, even though Shakur died a while ago, his band ‘The Outlawz’ is still pretty much alive and touring!

They gave us a great concert on Saturday 11th April 2015 at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin 8 (Ireland) and were preceded by equally good live opening acts with DJ Spaqz and ‘Trigger’ Irish hip hop band amongst others.

Check out pictures (diaporama) from the event and listen to audio and video tracks below! Enjoy!

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Opening acts:

The Outlaws live concert videos and soundtrack:

 

 

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‘Profound’ and ‘Hare Square’ bands’ live concerts (February 2015)

I recently won a pair of tickets to go and listen to new Irish-based bands at Sugar Club, Dublin 2 (Ireland) on Wednesday 11th February 2015. I had absolutely no expectations whatsoever as I didn’t know these bands. I only thought their music styles would probably be either hip hop or soul. But I truly enjoyed their live performances and wanted to share them with you! They also play/sing a good variety of music styles!

'Profound' band'Hare Squead' band

If you are interested in knowing more about them, please visit their Facebook fan page and/or website:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Profound/569027616473432?sk=info&tab=page_info

https://www.facebook.com/HareSquead/info?tab=page_info

http://www.haresquead.com/

Now, I let you enjoy their performances (1 video and 1 soundtrack) and let you leave your comments!

 

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Nico and Vinz, Norwegian singing duo with african roots in video

I hope you will find these singing duet as interesting as I do. I particularly enjoy their music styles mix and wanted to share information about them with you.

Nico and Vinz singing duo

I will not bother you with too long explanations but if you would like to know more about this duet, please check the two below articles, Youtube video interview and Facebook page for their touring dates and news:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico_%26_Vinz

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/05/25/on-the-verge-with-nico-and-vinz-am-i-wrong/9298633/

https://www.facebook.com/nicoandvinz

 
You can also find the lyrics of their songs here:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/nico-vinz-lyrics.html

Finally, enjoy listening to their album (see below YouTube video)! Before you go and listen to their album, you may consider attending their next concert or purchase their album in Mp3, Audio CD or Vinyl on Amazon at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Star-Elephant-Nico-Vinz/dp/B00NAAX2HK

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Funky merry christmas wishes to you all in music and dance!

I would like to send you all my warmest season greetings and wish you happy Christmas holidays…in music and dance, of course!

 

So, let’s start dancing boogie, breaking, locking or whatever you like on these lovely soul, funk and old-school hip hop Christmas soundtracks:

If you want to hear full songs of old and modern funk songs, check this YouTube playlist:

And well, this may want to try one of these little Christmas street dance (new style hip hop and locking) choreographies or inspire you to create your own one!

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‘Get on up’ biographical film about James Brown’s life

I have watched recently a brilliant film at the IMC Screen Cinema on Townsend street in Dublin about a chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

The film lasts 2h30 but time flew! I consider it a must-see for all funk and soul fans! If you want to know more about the film, check out the following article written on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_on_Up_%28film%29

james brown 'get on up' film

If you would like to watch a clip or the trailer, check this link: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/getonup/

Finally, you may enjoy listening to this track recorded during the credits at the end of the film: