Watch Live on #SXSTV: BC ONE Middle East & Africa final from Egypt
September 11, 2015
Feast your eyes on the fiercest bboys of the Middle East! As I lovingly call Cairo, Egypt the Motherland… indeed it is really something special to see the bboys get down in the white sand of the desert while posing for the camera of Naim and Yorias! So much history, (current) culture and art in a single shot. As the saying goes you have to know where you come from in order to know where you’re going. All the bboys come from diverse places in Africa and across Middle East and bring their own zest . Motivated by their own set of circumstances yet all of them have one binding factor: the love of movement. Making it to this stage of the BC ONE is a great accomplishment; that’s why below we’ll share some photos of #YoriyART from Morocco who made a few picturesque images of Cairo, in all it’ s magnificence and undeniable significance. Photo by Yasser Nazmi The competition will take place in The Baron Empain Palace (The Hindu Palace) which was build between 1907 and 1911. A distinctive and historic Indian-inspired mansion in Heliopolis. A piece of architecture with it’s own notoriety that will soon be marked by The Red Bull BC One. Shout out to the homie hosting in his homecountry: Tamer! Watch it all right here on www.stepxstepdance.com ! Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/YoriyART From the official Press-release:
“Red Bull BC One Middle East Africa Final In Egypt’s Baron Palace
16 B-Boys ready and eager for the ultimate breaking battle Everyone is getting ready for the most intense breaking battle while the best B-Boys in the Middle East and Africa come to compete in Cairo.
Watch it live Sept. 11 at redbullbcone.com. Held in Egypt for the first time, all eyes will be on Cairo Friday night at the historic Baron Palace in Heliopolis while 16 B-Boys compete for a chance to represent at the Red Bull BC One World Final in Rome, Italy on November 14. Among the contenders are local heroes B-Boy Clash, B-Boy Manchester and B-Boy Mohammed from Egypt. B-Boys from 12 different countries are taking part in this championship: Oman, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, UAE, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, South Africa and Egypt. South Africa’s Benny, returns again to defend his title after winning last year’s regionals in Algeria and representing his country in last year’s City of Lights, Paris – France. And two-time Red Bull BC One Middle East Africa champion Lil Zoo returns to the battle ground after a year-long hiatus. World-renowned international breaking stars Red Bull BC One two-time World Champions Lilou and Hong 10 and B-Boy legend Crazy Legs will judge the highly anticipated competition, based on standards such as style, strength, flow and musicality. Join the conversation @redbullbcone #BCONE”