B-Boy Bash at This Year’s R16

**CONTEST**: THE KOREA GIG GUIDE HAS TWO TICKETS WE’RE GIVING AWAY TO EACH DAY OF R16. JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW THIS POST TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAW FOR THE TICKETS. CONTEST WILL CLOSE ON JULY 1 AT 8AM.

By Mark

We probably don’t talk enough about Korea’s hiphop and b-boy scene at the Gig Guide, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like their stuff. In fact, the incredible, grassroots way that scene built itself up over the years is a great example to everyone who complains that the indie scene does not get enough support. I can remember when the dance scene consisted of young kids hanging out in parks, trying out moves that were more like a P.Diddy backdance team than real breaking. But today, as I’m sure you know, Korean dancers are among the best anywhere.

The R16 Korea is one of the top b-boy competitions in the world, and this year looks to be their biggest yet, with 200 performers from all over the world coming for two days of competition in Olympic Park this weekend. Saturday’s competition will features a performance by Jay Park (formerly of 2pm) and his dance crew Art of Movement. And Sunday will feature two of Korea’s best rappers, Tiger JK and Yoonmirae (aka T, aka Tasha, aka one of my favorite female vocalists period).

The area around Olympic Hall will also feature an all-day R16 Urban Arts Festival, with street artists, graffiti teams, and oodles of other stuff going on.

25 thoughts on “B-Boy Bash at This Year’s R16

  1. This looks awesome! I’ve never seen a real b-boy event apart from watching the random performances from friends in high school.

  2. Really looking forward to this show, especially the one on Sunday! T and Tiger JK are a perfect combination and Korean B boy is always fascinating to watch.

  3. oooooooh super keen to see this- have been to b boy shows in south africa, would love to see other countries’ styles as well!!

  4. Whoo hoo I got my tickets!! So excited for this event! Korea will definitely win the team battle fasho :)

  5. Visiting Korea and heard about this cool event! Definitely have to go and see the Korean hip-hop seen! Hook me up!!!

  6. Okay, I gave everyone who entered the contest a number and then clicked on a random number generator (at random.org). And the winners are:

    For Saturday, Alexandra DeMaria.

    For Sunday, Kala Seraphin.

    I’ll email you both with details. And thanks to everyone who entered. I hope everyone enjoys the shows.

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