Orlando Emcees, a DJ, and over a nine hundred dancers from around the world came out to For Your Soul 7, a break dancing competition, presented by Miguel “Lito” Aguinaga of Soul Movement.
On December 12th and 13th, 2014, Dancers came out from Russia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Germany, and from all over the United States. B-boys and B-Girls came from all over Florida, Georgia, Texas, South and North Carolina, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington.
Living Water Fellowship in Poinciana, FL hosted the event which provided the spotlight for 5 vs 5 Crew Battle, 1-on-1 B-Girl, 1-on-1 Popping, 2 vs 2 Openstyle, Freestyle Contest, Secret Cypher Awards, Emcee Showcase, and Live Graffiti Art.
Talented Ozone Emcees came out to provide music as Sergio “DJ Hiz” Echeverry was on the 1’s and 2’s playing all the funk, breaks and beats the dancers love.
“The emcees were all native Orlando locals. All on stage rocking the mic both days. It was a ‘smorgasbord’ of lyrics skills and beats.” -Sergio “DJ Hiz” Echeverry
Big Zil, Knaladeus and SoyIsREAL rocked the stage Friday Night as they held the preliminary rounds.
Miguel “Lito” Aguinaga hosted the event and brought more soul to this event by sharing on unity within the Hip Hop community inviting rappers, DJs, graffiti artists, and break dancers to encourage the younger generation and instill in them what was passed down through a legacy of dancers.
“I put this event together because I wanted to create an event for the community to keep the fire going & to present the gospel to a culture that needs the love of the Father.”- Miguel “Lito” Aguinaga
Andrew Ramos, Stefan Otto, Free Daps, and Datin were able to bring live performances on the Saturday when awards came out.
Both nights, judges for the battles were Joleen “Queen Leen” Morales of I.D.E.M., Otto “Aquaboogy” Vazquez from Miami, Carlos “Crazy C” Forestier of Backyard Funk, Omen of Supreme Beingz, “Candy” from Heartbreakerz, “RawDrigo” of NTB and “Nonms” of Mayday. They had some real tough decisions because everyone came out to win it.
Dante won the popping competition. Hazardous Zombies won the Open style. Kayla won the B-girl round. Back Yard Funk won the crew completion.
The dance crews who came out in no particular order : Hazardous Zombies, All City Rockers, Iphlow, Dropping Science, Street Masters, Control Freakz, Mex One, Biggest and Baddest, Nasty Habitz, Soul Rockerz, Back Yard Funk, Heart Breakerz, Red Solez, Scholars of Exile, Rising Kings, Scribes of Warfare, Arcade Junkiez, Flooridians, Soul Connection, Groove Engineers, Meta Style, Sunz of Shaolin, Mind 180, MF Kidz, D.O.A., Dynamic Rockerz, BattleHolex.
“This event’s goal is to grow as a necessity to the community by allowing the arts creative reign. Where souls can be connected creating unity & for the gospel of Christ to be given a second chance to those who thought they were done with God, an encouragement to those who are hurt & boldness to those who know they were meant for more. ”- Miguel “Lito” Aguinaga
This is just one of the many events hosted by Soul Movement in Orlando.
“There is definitely much more in store for the future! More jams, more outreaches, more JESUS! All we want is for the world to come to know Christ and worship Yahweh with all their heart, mind and soul! Soul Movement has 3 main events that occur year round: Epiphany, Fight Club, and For Your Soul (which as you witnessed yourself, is our BIGGEST event of the year). We also support other movements as well such as I.D.E.M. dance company which hosts BEYOND CREATIVITY CONFERENCE every year. Beyond (or as it’s known, BCC) is one of the BIGGEST all style dance competitions in all of Central Florida. Both Soul Movement and BCC have profiles on Facebook so feel free to look us up and send us a request.”- Sergio “DJ Hiz” Echeverry
You can follow @soul.culture & @soul.movement as well as @soul_lito for updates on Twitter and Instagram. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/193446040680896/
All Photos by Viviimage Photography – https://www.facebook.com/viviimage/
We can’t forget our local Ozone Artists:
Big Zil– http://soundcloud.com/bigzilmusic
Andrew Ramos- https://andrewramosmusic.bandcamp.com/
Stefan Otto- http://noisetrade.com/StefanOtto/
Free Daps- http://freedaps.bandcamp.com/