giovedì 22 gennaio 2015

Dancing video of the day. A Fela Kuti Flex

Transplanting the Nigerian funk master to the streets of Brooklyn

"He may have died 18 years ago but the music of Fela Kuti resonates throughout the years. The flamboyant Nigerian was the inventor of afrobeat, and its hypnotic fusion of jazz, funk and African rhythms has a freshness and intensity that retains its power to inspire. The five bone-popping dancers feeling Fela beats in this clip are not Nigerians but New Yorkers, and answer to the names of Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo and Danny. Their style of street dance—flexing—originated in the east Brooklyn, and found fame in the 2013 documentary, Flex Is Kings."


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