Street soccer packs extra punch with hip-hop, graffiti

2016-03-01 06:00
B-boys and graffiti artists will be taking over a secret location in Cape Town on Saturday for a raucous night of graffiti art, hip-hop and soccer.

B-boys and graffiti artists will be taking over a secret location in Cape Town on Saturday for a raucous night of graffiti art, hip-hop and soccer.

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Street soccer players, B-boys and graffiti artists will be taking over a secret location in Cape Town on Saturday during a raucous night of art, hip-hop and soccer.

Now in its third year, the event fuses soccer and street culture, bringing Capetonians an action-packed mix of movement, music and spectacle.

For the first time thirty-five five-a-side soccer teams will be competing in a “winners stay on”, one-goal-and-off streetballer tournament in a steel cage that will act as the arena. Streetballer style is fast, tactical and exciting soccer in an urban setting.

Another new feature this year is a competitive freestyle soccer battle. Teams of two will challenge each other in a freestyle “volleyball” match. The aim will be to keep the ball from bouncing. Additional points are scored when players use unique tricks and flares.

The night is not only about soccer. B-boys from around Cape Town will be battling for the title of street king under the watchful eye of B-boy The Curse, who’ll be judging the competitors on their innovation, character and talent.

The battle line-up consists of the Invites, Battle Cypher, Top 8, Seven2Smoke and the Street Kingz Final.

Fives street ambassadors Youngsta and Chad Saaiman will be back as MCs, along with a number of Cape Town’s freshest hip-hop artists who’ll keep spectators bouncing while graffiti artists create an electric display of street writing and painting.

All pieces are completely unique and available in exchange for a charitable donation.

Team entry costs R500 (with a maximum of five team members) while spectator tickets are R30 per person. Visit www.fives-street.co.za for more information and get the details of the secret location via SMS or email on the day.


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