Archive for the ‘dance’ Category

Oakland, 1990


Los Rakas

I first heard ’em in their YAK Films video that heavily features the Fruitvale and fresh dancing and 38th Notes just reminded me: I love Los Rakas.


Oakland based tUnE-YaRdS (aka Merrill Garbus) is/are making exceptionally exciting music and a compelling, dance heavy video that is adored by grownups and toddlers alike:

Axis Dance Company

Axis Dance Company beautifully embodies a golden combination of innovative, moving choreography and performance with a commitment to serving the community. Dancers with and without disabilities make up their company. Their classes are for people of all abilities and are affordable for people of all income levels. No performances coming up imminently, but worth checking out next time.

YAK Films

By now you’ve seen their Turf Feinz video, right?

Look for more YAK Films on their YouTube channel. They’re an international crew, but they grew out of Youth Uprising and they’re all Oakland.