"Pop Up Party" will premiere as part of a Cartoon Network dance-themed stunt called "Let’s Dance" and showcase dances with African culture and trends.
Cartoon Network is set to launch a new season of Pop Up Party African dancing show on February 29. The show will include video clips shot across some of Kenya’s iconic locations, featuring nine local dancing talents.
The show, which will enter its third season, will launch on Cartoon Network, DStv, channel 301 and GOtv, channel 67 (Ghana 158 and Uganda 356).
Roping in Kenyan musical and dancing heavyweights, Bruce ‘Bruz’ Newton and Jackson ‘Jack Jack on the Beat’ Maina, Cartoon Network will cover locations from the Ngong Hills and the helipad of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), to the streets in Nairobi in-between the matatu minibuses.
In these spaces, nine talented local youngsters will perform different Afro dance styles including Bazokizo, Shaku Shaku, Vimbada, Gwara Gwara, and more, to original music soundtracks.
To give the production authentic local touch, Cartoon Network collaborated with Insignia Productions, a local production company that has been involved in the Kenyan Film Production business for the past 10 years. Directors Philippe Bresson and Alfred ‘Alphy’ Ngachi, who collectively have a footprint in Kenya’s broadcast industry, will bring their work to the set of the new Pop Up Party.
Commenting on the new show, Ariane Suveg, Programming Director and Head of Kids Content for Africa, said: “After seeing the success Pop Up Party has enjoyed in South Africa, we are thrilled to launch this video-clip series shot in Kenya. Having its roots all over Africa, Cartoon Network wants to celebrate this vibrant continent and its different cultures through original content and programming. We gathered a team of super-talented creatives: choreographers, composers and directors, with the necessary experience and creative craziness that would make this amazing crew of nine talented kids from a community centre in Dandora, Nairobi, shine.”