If Cities Could Dance

Boogaloo: The Dance That Defined Oakland's Culture

Season 4 Episode 2 | 8m 33s  | Video has closed captioning.  | Video has audio description

Inspired by James Brown and the Black Panthers, the Black Resurgents are one of the dance crews who pioneered Oakland's boogaloo dance, the foundation of many other funk styles. However, their cultural contributions are little-known outside of the Bay. Meet these veteran dancers passing on their tradition to a new a generation, bridging the gap between boogaloo, pop-locking and turf dancing.

Aired: 01/15/21

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.