Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Kaba Modern is a street dance group established in 1992 by a group of "kababayans", headed by Arnel Calvario, at the University of California, Irvine. Originally put together to perform as "The Modern Suite" at their Filipino Culture Night (PCN), the group has evolved from being a PCN suite to becoming one of the most well known hip hop groups in California.

A 6-person segment of their team auditioned for, and succeeded in, the right to compete as one of 12 dance crews in the first season of Randy Jackson’s interactive reality show, America’s Best Dance Crew broadcast on MTV in early 2008. Although the group made it to the top 3, they were eliminated in week 7.

Here is a compilation of their videos:

Live Auditions Special (Aired 1/26/08)

The crews danced to a Master Mix made by DJ Rashida.


Episode 1 (Aired 2/7/08)

For their debut performance KM chose "Technologic" by Daft Punk.

Episode 2 (Aired 2/14/08)

Kaba Modern was given the music video for "Wall to Wall" by Chris Brown.

Episode 3 (Aired 2/21/08)

Kaba Modern was had to perform to Lil Mama’s own G-Slide from her hit single "G-Slide (Tour Bus)". The group also had to perform a life as a challenge.

Episode 4 (Aired 2/28/08)

KM performed to Snoop Dogg’s Sensual Seduction. The challenge for this week was to create a story through their performance.

Episode 5 (Aired 3/6/08)

KM performed to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Episode 6 (Aired 3/13/08)

Kaba Modern was given a remix of "You’re the One That I Want" from the musical Grease. The Broadway move challenge was the Knee Slide.

Episode 7 (Aired 3/20/08)

Kaba Modern performed to 6 songs:

Song Funkytown by Lipps Inc

It’s Like That by Run DMC

It’s Just Begun by Jimmy Castor Push It by Salt-n-Pepa

Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC

Get Buck in Here by DJ Felli Fel

Episode 8 (Aired 3/27/08)

The JabbaWockeeZ, Fysh N Chicks and KabaModern performed a reunion dance together as part of the western crews.




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