Poppin Chris is one of Rwanda's top Hip Hop Artists. He's heavily involved in the dance scene in Kigali and believes in the power of dance, and it's ability to inspire youth through movement to put Rwanda on the map as a hub for modern art. Chris has been working lately on afro fusion, which is a combination of styles of afro urban dance, house dance, with traditional styles of music from many different countries.
If you're interested in dance, come spend a day with Chris at the youth center where he trains. He will show you the latest dances he's working on and teach according to your skill level. His goal is to make you enjoy music. He'll share with you his background as a choreographer and a dancer, and what dance means to him.
If you are a professional or skilled dancer or choreographer, Chris would love to see what you bring to the table!
Music and studio space provided.
Your dancing shoes, comfortable clothes, water, your latest dance moves, a bit of sass, and camera!
Chris was born in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) to a Kenyan father and Rwandan mother. Both parents passed away when he was only five, leaving he and his two brothers to be raised by their grandmother.
Chris has been passionate about dance nearly all of his life, having started getting involved at the age of four. He recalls that it was his uncle - now living in South Africa as a singer - who taught him to dance and inspired him. Chris made this his career and dreams of taking dance to another level in Rwanda.