By Mike Strano
Published October 9, 2010
Following their win in Kenya in July 2010 and their outstanding performance at the Malta Guinness Street Dance Internationals in October 2009, East African Breweries Limited has announced that street dance crew Sisko will be representing Kenya in the Pan African stage of the competition in Ghana from October 6, 2010.
Sisko was formed by neighbourhood friends in Kangemi residential area in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2003. While they performed regularly at dance shows, dance was still not yet a Career for them.
But their sterling performance in Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa 2008 encouraged them when they emerged second. Sisko tried again in Malta Guinness Street Dance 2009 only to take the Crown and the KSh400,000 (about US$5,000) Prize.
Competing in Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa has now seen Sisko make a career out of their passion, with subsequent professional performances at other competitions, corporate events, roadshows and churches.
Sisko are currently in Ghana, where they are set to battle it out against crews from Nigeria (X-Fellaz), Cameroun (Extreme Fusion), Tanzania (Best Friends) and Ghana (High Spirit) for a chance to become Pan-African Champs and win US$35,000.
Over the next two months these five African crews will be competing against one another in an unmissable reality TV series for the honourable title of Pan African champion during this thrilling, once in a lifetime opportunity.
The five crews will take part in a boot camp where they will be tried and tested against the best of the best. They will face special challenges, work with top international choreographers and show off their skills in
front of an industry panel of international expert judges, which will be revealed in the coming months.Â The series, which will be broadcast internationally across the continent, will showcase the talent and stories
of the crews as they embark on the journey of a lifetime to dance to the top of the world.
Comments Angelique Bennaars, Marketing Manager for Partner brands, “We are very excited about the Pan African stage of the Malta Guinness Street Dance competition and can’t wait to see how Sisko get on.Â I’m sure the whole nation will join us in getting behind the crew and cheering them on in the hope that they will go all the way to the top.”
Malta Guinness Street Dance Pan African Championship will take place in Ghana from October 6, 2010 and will be broadcast later in 2010. Details are on mgstreetdanceafrica.com.