Thursday, October 29–
Today in class, we had the great chance to meet Kaba Modern founder Arnel Calvario via FaceTime! If you didn't know, Kaba Modern is a dance crew that was famously featured on season one of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Although Kaba Modern wasn't the topic of conversation, we got to learn about the founder, Arnel Calvario's background into dance and how it created an impact on his own culture as well as colleges that had cultural clubs.
Growing up, Arnel was heavily involved in the hip hop scene which eventually lead to his involvement with dancing. In high school, he became a part of the dance and party scene. But it wasn't until college when he saw how a lot of cultural clubs were starting to create their own hip hop and dance crews. It was then, when Arnel was attending UC Irvine that he created Kaba Modern. As Arnel mentioned, dancing became a huge thing as it turned into a ripple effect in SoCal. As time went by, social media also became big and it helped spread the word within the community. The community was what really helped find Arnel's identity. The B-Boy and cultural communities represented where they're from and that's what made performing important for Arnel and other dance crews that formed during the time.
Dance | Culture
What does it mean when we perform culture?
Soul Train | SOCI 142 Style!
Thanks to Kim for shedding some light on how hip hop, music... dance, plays a huge role in finding our identities.
A great platform for expression but an even bigger stage for trendsetting. Soul Train was an American musical variety television program which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, althoughfunk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer. (wikipedia)