T.Magic Mania pt.12 – A Note From T.Magic Fans In Uganda!

October 21, 2010 in T.Magic Mania, This is my Inspiration | 17 Comments

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Sup peeps?

I recently received a very inspiring story from overseas. Reading the message really put a smile on my face. I’d like thank the B Boy Josh and his crew for their love and support and to keep up the inspiring work. They also have a great documentary that is definitely worth checking out when it drops. Check the video above!

Hi T.Magic,

How are you doing? My name is Josh and I work for Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) in Gulu, Northern Uganda. We are using elements of hip hop and b boy culture to encourage young people to develop their self esteem, leadership skills and break down barriers in terms of tribe, gender and social class. Many of the young people in the project in the North lived through a horrific civil war, seeing members of their families killed by rebels, children abducted and trained as soldiers and the destruction of their culture and lives.

I am a BIG T.Magic fan and have a number of your T-Shirts and Sweaters. Every time I wear them to practice with the B Boys and B Girls in BPU, they are going crazy over them. I decided I would bring some of them to the centre that we use and the boys had a bit of a photo shoot with them! They loved it! The messages couldn’t be any more relevant to what we’re doing. These kids are the epitome of Art Is My Hustle and Creating Something Out Of Nothing. Whilst the region is on the way to recovery, B Boys and B Girls here in Uganda are using Hip Hop to achieve greatness!

Despite living in poverty, these young people have serious hope for the future. A new movie about our project ‘Bouncing Cats’ has been released in the US and features the likes of Common, Mos Def, K’naan, Will.i.am and Crazy Legs and was made by Nabil Elderkin. The story is of our founder, Abramz Tekya’s struggle to deliver his vision of what he believed Hip Hop could do for his community. The trailer is available online (www.bouncingcats.com) and the movie is coming soon in the UK so watch out! We would love it if you could plug this on your website.

I’m attaching some photos we took at Taks Art Centre, where we practice.

Peace from all the B Boy and B Girl T.Magic fans here in Uganda! You inspire us!

B Boy Josh

17 Responses to T.Magic Mania pt.12 – A Note From T.Magic Fans In Uganda!

  1. Kane

    They have internet over there?

  2. Anton

    Inspiring as always. Keep up the good work.

  3. Fidle

    THE DOC LOOKS GOOD
    WANNA SEE MORE

  4. Whitey

    Serious.

  5. Becky

    Proud of you my Big B Boy brother!

  6. Hilly

    OMG Thats so nice to see. Making an impact!

  7. Taz

    Large, big up yourself and the B Boyz

  8. Cboy

    Power Moves

  9. Emma MC....

    Lovin it!

  10. Lisa

    Inspiring stuff. It’s great to see hip hop being used in such a positive way. Big up to all of those at Breakdance Project Uganda. When can I see the film?

  11. Kels79

    This is what I love to see 🙂

  12. SouthWest

    The Documentary looks well pit together. Looking out for the whole thing.

  13. Abdi

    T-Magic in Africa BIG

  14. Dats Alot Fam Keep Dat up !!

  15. Hey! The US television premiere of Bouncing Cats on the Documentary Channel is Nov. 19th at 8pm ET/PT.

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