This Saturday 8/27: World Music Meets Hip Hop for a Good Cause

Join b-boy Kid Jungle, a local Chicago dancer who actively promotes positive Hip Hop culture and founder of T.A.F. dance group, for an eclectic night of talent and culture.  This event will have B-boy battles, Poppers, Capoeira, Flamenco, Belly dance, Salsa, and House under one roof and going on ALLLL night!!!  Local dancers and musicians are coming together to perform at this event for a good cause: to raise funds to pay the medical expenses of Jungle’s daughter Jada Marie, who has been dealing with major medical issues since she was born.  Jungle believes that through music and dance we can unite people from different walks of life under one roof to help raise funds for Jada. All proceeds will go straight to her medical and travel expenses.

Here are more details of the event:

WHAT!

Event showcasing music and dances from all genres from Reggae, Hip Hop/Breakdance battles, Belly Dance, Capoeira, Flamenco, Salsa, Bachata, House, Drum N Bass.  The theme of the night will be World Music meets Hip Hop!!

Guest performances:

– 1 on 1 B-boy battle exhibitions

– All Bgirl performance by Dirty Sneakers Crew

– Chicago Popping Legends Robot M.A.F.I.A.

-Capoiera

-Chi-Caribena

-Belly dance with Johanna

-Flamenco with Cristina and Vanessa

– 4 Stars (Haitian Rap)

DJ’s for the night

– DJ EDouble of PHAZE II CHICAGO spinning the b-boy breaks

-DJ Sean Owens spinning house with afro and latin beats

-DJ BumbleBee spinning drum n bass!!

-DJ Man o God spinning dat boom bap Hip Hop flava!

Hosted by Kid Jungle and Drunken Monkeee

WHY!
To raise money for Jungles’ daughter medical expenses

WHERE!
Multi-Kulti 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. 4th floor.  A lounge/art space that has carpeted floors, couches, and several rooms.  Cozy and intimate but big enough to hold a lot of people.  21 and over.

WHEN!
This Saturday Aug. 27th from 9pm til 4am. Donations only and greatly appreciated.

If you need any more info or have questions please contact Jungle at thebboykidjungle@yahoo.com


World music agenda for tonight


Nomadic Fridays with Ode and Eyes Manouche

Nomadic Fridays is a monthly event on the first Friday of every month at Morseland. It features Ode, and indie band that just released their new album “Peephole” and Eyes Manouche, a gypsy dance band that has its own take on music from the Balkans. If you haven’t been to one of these parties you are missing out. It’s a night of great music, energy, friends, and dancing.
With: DJ RomaSoul Balkan Beats-World House Electro
Morseland 10pm $7
1218 W.Morse, Chicago

Tonight and tomorrow: Latin Rock Weekend in Chicago 

Have one or two evenings of Latin Rock at Congress Theater (2135 N. Milwaukee, Chicago) with US State Department Cultural Ambassadors from Los Angeles Ozomatli (their music takes you around the world by taking you around L.A.) and Mexican Ska group Panteon Rococo. For only $20.00 you get entrance to both dates. Or if you would only like to attend 1 concert each ticket is $10. Proceeds from ticket sales will be going to Immaculate Conception Elementary School. Click here for more information about the event.

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm

Globe Sonico at Cafe D’Noche

2710 N. Milwaukee Ave.

World music DJs from Aguzate and Soundculture will be hanging out and playing the best in Afro Latin, Tropical Bass, Global beats and International grooves in the heart of Logan Square.

D’Noche is an intimate lounge that serves up fantastic cocktails and pan-latin cuisine.
(Kitchen is open until 11 pm).

Patio is open! Free Parking in the Rear!

Global Fridays & Bombay Wraps presents MagMahal w/ DJ Kuki at NV Penthouse Lounge

116 W Hubbard Chicago 9pm

DJ Kuki fuses Indian Beats with Hip-Hop and Top 40! Hookahs for rent on the Outdoor Patio! Wristband and Bottle Packages too!

No cover

Deep Rooted : “Sounds from the Underground”

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, resident DJs SEAN HALEY  and SEANO play deep house, afro beath, broken beat and disco. Organic drinks, awesome beer list, and weekly drink specials will be available.

Butterfly Social Club (722 W. Grand Ave Chicago)

No cover. 9PM-2AM


Breakdancing, popping and locking

Have you ever wanted to learn how to breakdance, pop, or lock? Maybe this is the time to do it, and under the instruction of some of the best dancers of this style in Chicago. My good friend and awesome b-boy Kid Jungle and his partner Poppin Chuck from THEE AUTHENTIC FEWSION (T.A.F.)  are now teaching AUTHENTIC HIP HOP STYLE CLASSES specializing in Breakdancing, Popping, and Locking at Latin Street Dance Studio. Personally, I have taken a couple of lessons with Jungle, and I must say that you will get a lot of work out, confidence, attitude, and fun doing this type of dance. I just love the way it feels so urban. Jungle says that breakdancing is not about spinning on your head, the “moonwalk,” or the “worm.” He wants you to come to his class to learn and experience the real culture of Breaking, Popping, and Locking, which are the original forms of hip hop dance. By the way, this duo will be performing at Salsa congress this year and at the Pritzker Pavillion on June 26. So don’t miss the chance to learn from these accomplished artists. Youth and Adult Classes start tomorrow Friday, April 8 · 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Classes will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.

The address for the studio is :

1335 West Lake Street Suite Suite 103 Chicago (312)-427-2572

Here is a couple of videos of them performing so you can see you how dope they are. The first one is a taste of what’s to come for the Pritzker Pavilion. It was recorded for the Shanghai World Expo last year. Jungle was one of the dancers performing at this world event. The second one is Poppin Chuck doing what he knows best.

 

 

Are you now ready to embark in  a new dance adventure? Give it a try and tell me about your experience. The guys from TAF will sure make it super fun and easy to follow. If I could do it, you can too!

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