Street Dance: Cameroon's Best Selected

The crew dubbed «La Ligue du Mal» will represent Cameroon at International Street Dance Contest in Nairobi. It was a night to display talents, quality in a vibrant contest to select Cameroon??s best street dance crew. The competition took place at Douala Bercy hall on Saturday May 30, 2009. The

young stars most of them aged 21 and above displayed their capabilities and showed originality in choreography. The best crew chosen was called ??La Ligue du mal?? and they will represent Cameroon in the international competition of Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa 2009. ??La Ligue du Mal?? crew emerged out of a contest of eight different crews from around the National territory. After going through heated regional contests, the Malta Guinness team of jury came out with eight contestants from which they had to select the best group to represent the country in Nairobi, Kenya in September for the international contest. The various groups that took part were: Diablos, La Ligue du mal, Hot Clan dance, Boogy dance from Douala, Black LM, True Black and Dims from Buea and X-Thriller from Yaounde. The different groups demonstrated energy and vitality in their dance styles. Though some displayed fairly common styles there were others who were original and well coordinated. According to the organisers, the Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa had ??an unprecedented success across Africa last year and this is the first time in Cameroon??. They also added that the National Champions will not only gain FCFA one million but will be flown to Kenya to join their counterparts from Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya as well as the United States, Europe and Asia to contest at the international finals, where the champions will gain FCFA 12,000,000. The champions will take home a huge cash prize, packets of Malta Guinness, exclusive merchandise, a DVD of their performance on stage, and above all, they would have had the opportunity to work with Africa??s best dance choreographers and professional stylists. It will also expose Cameroon??s best dance talent to the world.
EFFA TAMBENKONGHO, Cameroun Tribune

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