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by World Music Network November 14, 2011


'Bouncing Cats' to be aired on Documentary Channel

bouncing catsAward-winning documentary 'Bouncing Cats' is getting a national premiere in the USA via the Documentary Channel. The film, narrated by rapper Commonand featuring interviews with Will.I.Am, and K’Naan, follows the legendary Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew and b-boy Abraham 'Abramz' Tekya, the founder of Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), on a journey to unify, empower and inspire youth in the war torn region that has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child. 

In the south of Uganda children face the threat of poverty and disease, and in the north, these threats are enflamed by brutal, mindless war inflicted by the Lord's Resistance Army (L.R.A.) that has divided families, displaced millions and led to the abduction and mutilation of tens of thousands of children resulting in the deterioration of identity and culture.

Founded In 2006 and based in Kampala, the Breakdance Project Uganda uses the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance to try to bring a better life for the children of Uganda. Abramz teaches classes three times a week to more than three hundred kids from all parts of the country. Many of the children are homeless, victims of war and poverty, and few can afford proper schooling yet they walk from miles away to attend the BPU classes. 'Bouncing Cats' captures this inspiring story with heartfealt clarity. 

The documentary airs on the Documentary Channel on Saturday 19 November at 8pm (EST/PST) and again at 11pm. There will be repeat airings on 25 November,  29 December and 26 and 27 January. We definitely recommend tuning in.

For more information visit BouncingCats.com