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B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton [Paperback]

DJ Hooch
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25 Aug 2011

New York, 1979: a dance crew in the Bronx called the Rock Steady Crew introduces the world to the original and most popular dance of the hip hop world - BBoy dancing - where DJs create breaks in the music tracks for dancers to showcase their moves.

London, 1996: a small event known as the BBoy Championships is launched at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to reignite the fire of the B-Boy movement, which then takes up home in the Brixton O2 Academy.

Over 15 years later, BBoy has set the world alight, with crews from the US to Scandinavia, the UK to the Far East competing in the UK BBoy Championships every year. In BBoy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton, the founder of the Championships, DJ Hooch, has brought together over 100 stunning full-colour images from 15 years of the ultimate BBoy competition; and explains the moves, styles, battles and crews that have taken the world by storm, showcasing the top BBoys and girls as they face off in the battle to end all battles.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (25 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753540010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753540015
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 601,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first comprehensive and fully-illustrated book on the world of B-Boy (the original streetdance), by the man who founded and organizes the UK B-Boy Championships

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DJ Hooch is a promoter & DJ, with his own agency - Pro-Dance - representing some of the top B-Boys and girls. He had the longest-running hip-hop club in the UK (1991-2003) in Covent Garden's Africa Centre, and founded the B-Boy Championships in 1996, which he now runs every year. He also works as a consultant with major blue chip firms and TV companies, and organizes world class B-Boy/hip hop events.

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5.0 out of 5 stars B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton 16 Sep 2011
By cicero
A brilliant book with all you want to know about b-boy scene. Read the dancers' stories from around the world. Best of all are the fantastic photographs which really capture the moves. A really good-looking book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars B Boy dvd 1 April 2014
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This was a present for my husband and he loved it. We dont share the same experience on this subject so I cannot say much more. Thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 5 Oct 2011
By johnsy
Love this book, took me back to nights spent in the Africa Club, happy days! Photos are fantastic and great stories about each of the dancers living their dreams. Definitely recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Photos!!! 4 Oct 2011
Am so happy to see such a credible book from one of my favourite events! With all the nonsense reality shows it's great to see the B-Boy Championships standing strong amongst the watered down rubbish that fills our tv screens.

This book brought back some great memories from the times I visited the champs! Some amazing shots of the bboys from all over the world with some great interviews that provide insight into the minds of these superheros!

Love it!
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