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THE SOUTH BRONX IGNITES was a six-hour block party that captured the sizzling vitality of grassroots Bronx culture. In between performances by legendary Hip Hop and Latin artists, audience members were invited to dance to classic Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, House, Salsa, and more in a rousing Behind the Groove dance party featuring DJs KS360 and DP One and Behind the Groove All Stars.


Uko Snowbunny & The Tito Lockers

Photo: Joe Conzo Jr.

Orlando Marin & His Orchestra and Nelida Tirado
Photo: Joe Conzo Jr.


Photo: Joe Conzo Jr.

ON STAGE (in order of appearance):

  • Orlando Marin the Last Mambo King and his orchestra (music)

  • Eddie Torres Jr. & Nelida Tirado (dance)

  • Uko Snowbunny & the Tito Lockers (dance)

  • KR3T’s choreographed by Violeta Galagarza (dance)

  • Rudeboy & Ace: Flexing (dance)

  • Behind the Groove All Stars (dance)

  • Behind the Groove (DJs KS360 & DP One) (dance cipher)

  • Behind the Groove All Stars present: The Academy of Stylz choreographed by Buddha Stretch (dance)

  • Drum Circle: Ayanda Clarke, djembe; BombaWorks’ AYA, Bomba; KS360, bongos; Paulo Stagnaro, congas & DJ DP One (music)

  • DJ DP One (music)

  • Behind the Groove (DJs KS360 & DP One) (dance cipher) 

  • Living Legends of Hip Hop: Stick-E & The Hoods, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Soul Sonic Force, Afrika Bambaataa & DJ GrandWizzard Theodore

DJs: KS360, DP One, Doc the Blendfreq

Hosts: Rokafella & Majesty

Program curated by Kwikstep, Buddha Stretch & Aviva Davidson

Living Legends of Hip Hop presented by The Universal Hip Hop Museum







OTHER BLOCK PARTY ACTIVITIES: Children’s Area, Bruckner Beer Pavilion, Artist Collective, Waterfront Vision Center




DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12-6 pm




LOCATION: Lincoln Avenue between Bruckner Blvd. & E. 134th St., Bronx, NY 10454



Travel Directions: 6 Train to 3rd Ave & E. 138th St. For map and car travel click here




PRESENTING PARTNERS: SoBRO, The Universal Hip Hop Museum, Mott Haven Merchants​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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