I was introduced by the phenomenon of “turfing” by this video of the Turf Feinz getting down on a rainy Oakland street corner.  This crew has some other films, like Minimart, made with Yak Films, “a production team of young filmmakers leading the Youth UpRising Media Literacy & Production program in East Oakland”.  Be careful, though. Searching YouTube for “turfin” leads down a rabbit hole of video viewing where not all the dancing or filming is of this high quality.

On the one hand, I’m blown away by the dance skills these guys have and I want to celebrate this awesome life-enriching public performance.  On the other hand, I can see this as very creative loitering by kids who should get off my lawn. (metaphorically speaking)

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