If you've got an hour to listen and train to this, then you can spare a few minutes to donate whatever you can so that the next generation of Bboys/BGirls/Graffiti writers/DJ's can carry on the art of Hip Hop. Please donate here gofundme.com/breakforlife?lang=en-GB
The money you donate goes directly towards achieving our goal of making these workshops FREE and will go a long way to giving the next generation a chance that they may not have had otherwise. If Hip Hop saved your life, share the love and save someone else's.

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Break-For-Life Breaking Boundaries Hip Hop project has now started in three locations, Newbury, Basingstoke and Winchester.

The project is already two thirds funded thanks to the Arts Council. At the moment the remaining third is collected from the participants via a small session fee (£2). However, we know that no matter how small an amount this may seem to some of us, there are still people who are excluded by the requirement to pay any amount.

The project is providing a total of just under 300 hours of teaching, through weekly sessions and focused workshops. Break-For-Life delivers education in all elements of Hip Hop culture. We cover Breaking in a weekly session and DJ-ing, Emceeing, Popping, Locking, Beatbox and Graffiti at focused workshops and larger scale events. The students will also be introduced to fitness advice covering exercise, conditioning and nutrition. Hip Hop is a worldwide culture that offers a feeling of community, inclusion, self-worth and purpose, travel, competition, and a plethora of social connection opportunities across the globe. This makes it an ideal past time to focus young minds.

The outgoings are for costs such as the hall hire in each location, insurance, marketing and of course to pay the artists to teach. If we can raise this last third of the budget the sessions will become completely free, with the long term goal of securing further funding through lottery and local schemes, to continue beyond the first year, and to more locations.

For us this is more than just passing on skills and knowledge, the long-term benefits of being involved in Hip Hop culture will impact many areas of our students lives, particularly an increase in focus and confidence, having a positive effect on social skills, family relationships, academic achievement, career goals and much more!

This set was recorded live on 2 x Technics 1210 turntables, a Vestax 08 Pro mixer and using original vinyl recordings where possible. It has not been digitally edited and is an accurate depiction of how i would cut breaks for a roomful of Bboys/Bgirls using the time honoured traditions handed down from the original creators of New York City.

Please message us at the Break-For-Life Facebook page with any questions about the project.

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    2:20   Seventh Wonder - Daisy Lady
    13:40   The Dap-Kings - Nervous Like Me
    24:00   Funkshone - Purification
    31:40   Will Sessions & Volcano Kpache - Oooohh Weee
    39:20   Afrika Bambaataa - Fusion Beats
    47:20   Magic Disco Machine - Scratchin
    58:20   Badder Than Evil - Hot Wheels
    1:00:00   Incredible Bongo Band - Apache

    • Version: BREAK FOR L
    • Type: DJ-Set
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