SEATTLE – (April 11, 2011) – Seattle’ s world-champion break dancing crew, MassiveMonkees, is celebrating Massive Monkees Day this year with an event benefittingJapan’ s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
On Saturday, April 23, dancers from around the world will unite to battle it out,competing to win over $2,000 worth in cash and prizes. Located at the Cirque EventCenter at 131 Taylor Avenue in Seattle, the main event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at11 p.m. General admission is $12 while VIP seating is $20 and includes entry, specialseating, and free refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of theevent. Additional donations will be accepted at the Massive Monkees merchant booth.
The Massive Monkees Crew invites the community to come join in the sights and soundsof the local hip-hop scene while contributing to a good cause. During the 7-on-7 crewbattle, world famous DJs Lean Rock, DV One, Fever One, and Soul One will be workingthe turntables. Special performances will be made by Big World Breaks and PrimeVIII.
Big World Breaks; a world, funk, soul, fusion band, has a versatility and energy that isindisputable. In the last decade, they’ ve shared the stage with artists such as alternativehip-hop group Digable Planets, local hip-hop duo Blue Scholars, soul singer Choklate,rapper and singer B.o.B, and Grammy-nominated R& B singer Wayna, among others.
Locally-based PrimeVIII comprises of brothers Capt’ n Crisp and Massive Monkeesmember, Geronimo Brown. The rapping duo has a sound that contains elements of hip-hop, funk, and rock while encompassing popular R& B and pop sounds from the past 30years. They explore timeless and universal themes about partying, girls, conflicts andassertive attitudes with hard-hitting beats and youthful lyrics.
The Massive Monkees, a 28-member group of break dancers, has spent years dancing their waythrough competitions, winning countless awards and titles. In 2004 they were named World B-Boy Champions at London’ s Wembley Arena and most recently placed 3rd on season four ofMTV’ s competition show, America’ s Best Dance Crew. As recognized leaders in the community,they were honored by Mayor Greg Nickels who named April 26 official Massive Monkees Day.This year they will be celebrating their 12th anniversary as a crew.Beyond their passion for dance, the Massive Monkees Crew has a strong belief in giving backto the community and world that helped shape the people that they are today. Their latestcontributions, they like to refer to as Massive Relief events and Massive Miracles. In an effort tomake an impact on the world around them, they’ ve been involved with several charitable causes,hosting an event to benefit victims of the typhoons that devastated the Philippines in 2009 andbeing involved in a program that delivered full dinners to those in need during the last holidayseason.The Massive Monkees plan to continue providing Massive Relief and Massive Miracles in manyof their future endeavors. All proceeds from their 12th anniversary event will be donated to Japanrelief efforts.
For more information please visit www.facebook.com/massivemonkees or call206.604.7839.