I LOVE MAROC!
Interesting, because as a non b-boy this can be a serious faux pas in the Hip Hop dance community. Nonetheless, I've witnessed some very dodgy decisions from well respected dancers at high profile events, so I felt confident that I could do the job regardless of my two years of training 1982-84.
I shared the panel with Frederick from Danslarueladanse ASSO from Roubaix in the north of France, and Anass El Gad from Lhiba King Zoo, and a couple others whose names I can't pronounce.
It was a tough battle, and there were some debatable decisions, certain b-boys were gunning for Anass by the end but i think it was fair...ish. I ended up doing a nice emcee freestyle... just to let them know!
I checked out some new work featuring dancers from Compagnie Salama that performed in BC08, very interesting. They worked with a contemporary choreographer from France called... 2kfar.
Broke bread with Tumi and the Volume from South Africa, check out his dope video POWA....
I went to a MASSIVE concert by a Moroccan singing sensation that plays local 'chaabi' music. 60,000 people going potty. The rhythms reminded me of calypso, so the Grenadian in me couldn't resist a lickle wining. I started dancing and quite quickly gathered a crowd, everyone wanted a piece of me! Funny thing was that it was mostly guys, a product of the Islamic lifestyle i guess. Well... there was this one girl that basically burned me a la You Got Served!
I didn't stay for the whole of the 50 Cent gig because i wanted to rock a stage with DJ Shortee Blitz. It was very nice, i haven't performed in front of 1000's in a while!
My favourite dancer in Casa goes by the name of Shawline. He is such a cool brother, he hooked me up with Maroc national product and we spoke for hours on my last night. Check him out here...
I LOVE MAROC!