Cartoon Network is ready and set to hit the party scene, and Kenya will be our stage for the new Pop Up Party production! From 29 February, Africa’s leading kids’ entertainment channel will bring on the excitement and adrenalin with brand-new Pop Up Party video clips shot across some of Kenya’s iconic locations, featuring nine talented local dancing dynamites.
After two successful seasons, Pop Up Party is back with more flavour and a fierce showcase of talent where creativity has been perfectly infused with African culture and trends. Premiering as part of a unique Cartoon Network dance-themed stunt called ‘Let’s Dance’, the new Pop Up Party videos will showcase amazing dances that will tempt you to join the party with some of the best Afro dance styles ever created.
Roping in Kenyan musical and dancing heavyweights, Bruce ‘Bruz’ Newton and Jackson ‘Jack Jack on the Beat’ Maina, Cartoon Network will bring the house down as they take the beat to locations from the Ngong Hills and the helipad of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), to the iconic streets in Nairobi in-between the matatu minibuses - known for blaring out loud music!
In these spaces, nine talented local youngsters will show off their astounding dancing skills, including Bazokizo, Shaku Shaku, Vimbada, Gwara Gwara, and more, to original music soundtracks, capturing the talent and energic vibe!
“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,” says Ariane Suveg, Programming Director and Head of Kids Content for Africa.
To give the production authentic local flavour, 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 an impressive footprint in Kenya’s film and broadcast industry, will bring their high quality stylised work to the set of the new Pop Up Party.
“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,” added Suveg.
Don’t miss out on the brand-new Pop Up Party video bursts, which capture the vibe of the locations, the beauty of movement and shares a message of positiveness and creativeness in a unique Cartoon Network way, launching on Saturday, 29 February, on Cartoon Network, DStv, channel 301 and GOtv, channel 67 (Ghana 158 and Uganda 356).