Alabu dance 2019/2020 not happening: Mc Lumoex
By: Mandela Nelson Denis
The popular South Sudanese dance competition dubbed Alabu dance is not happening for the year 2019/2020.
Mc Lumoex aka Isaac Lumori, the founder of Alabu Dance Competition that saw the evolution of the dance trends in the country cited lack of support for the youth driven event.
Speaking to Juba Monitor Mc Lumoex said that the supposed Alabu dance competition lacks full sponsorship.
The over twenty dance groups that had already registered for Alabu dance competition will not see themselves on the stage of Nyakuron cultural center to compete for the crown of the best dance group in the country.
“Alabu dance 2019/2020 is not happening because we lack support in terms of sponsors for the event, for this year we had budgeted for one thousand, seven hundred and five hundred USD for the winners, first runner-up, second runner-up and third winners respectively”, said Mc Lumoex.
Mc Lumoex revealed of his disappointment of the different stakeholders in the country who are should give a helping hand to an initiative he started three years ago but none seems interested.
“For the last three years we have been managing Alabu dance single handed with small support from well-wishers, last year I personally used my own money to fund the project, for this year things are tied and we would like people to realize the importance of Alabu dance competition and its roles to peace building and promotion”, Mc Lumoex said.
Alabu dance is an annual event always happens between the month of November and ends towards the first of December every year but it is mid-December, a clear indication that it is not going to happen.
Alabu dance competition 2019/2020 is most likely to happen in the early months of 2020, with the hope that some sponsors would have come onboard to support the project.
Alabu dance completion started in South Sudan capital Juba in 2016 with the aim of uniting South Sudanese youths to come together and dance as brothers and sisters.
The dance competition still remains the most popular dance revolution in the country that triggered the talents of South Sudanese in the dance trends across the globe.
So many dance groups have risen up after being inspired by Alabu Dance competition.