Akku http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31766/all en Break-out time for India's SlumGods http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/break-out-time-indias-slumgods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The youngsters from India's best-known slum spin, twist and flip their bodies to the hip hop beat -- but don't call them breakdancers. And definitely not slumdogs.</p> <p>These are the SlumGods, who want to show there is more to life in a Mumbai shantytown than poverty, squalor and trying to escape -- even if the hit film "Slumdog Millionaire" suggested otherwise.</p> <p>"When we heard the name we didn't like it. Why slumdogs?" asked 20-year-old Akash Dhangar, known as B-boy Akku, who co-founded the crew of "breakers", graffiti artists, DJs and rappers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/break-out-time-indias-slumgods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African-American culture Akku Dance Film Social Issues AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751517 at http://www.globalpost.com