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Kuduro Heavyweight Crew Os Kuduristas

Os Kuduristas, a group of elite kuduro dancers from Angola, touch down in the East Coast.


Os Kuduristas, a group of the most renowned kuduro dancers out of Angola, have touched down stateside. With the help of Chief Boima, DJ KS*360, and DC’s Sol Power All-Stars, the kuduro collective will bring dance battles and several New York and Washington, DC area venues — as well as to aspiring beat-makers, filmmakers, and dancers with a creative, interactive cultural exchange educational component at high schools and youth centers. Check out an intro video to the heavyweight kuduro crew and catch them around the East Coast (dates below)!

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New York

12/16– Gonzalez y Gonzalez. 192 Mercer Street, NYC 10012 "Hangtime" Special performance | 9:30 PM

Washington, DC

12/21 Tropicalia Club. 2001 14th Street NW. “Shrine" party w/ MC Fogo de Deus & Sol Power All Stars | 9:00PM/11:00PM

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