Electric Boogaloos & UK Guests
Saturday 16 July, 8pm
The Queen Elizabeth Hall
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, The Electric Boogaloos are the group responsible for the creation and innovation of the funk styles of dance (Popping, locking and boogaloo). Whilst these styles carried an identity separate from hip hop, with roots in pure funk, the styles were widely adopted into the hip hop movement. In the early 70’s Boogaloo Sam created a set of movements, evolving each into their own style, subsequently forming The electric Boogaloos in 1977. With an already legendary status across California, an appearance in 1978 on the now cult television show Soul Train cemented their cult position in Los Angeles and kickstarted a world wide popping craze. Even a young Michael Jackson, after seeing the Soul Train performance, approached members of the Electric Boogaloos to choreograph both the Thriller and Beat It videos in 1982.
Tickets £20 and £15. The En4cers will do a free pre-show DJ set in the foyer.