Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Here's a Q&A I did with London b-girl Sunanda Biswas back in May at Streetfest. 

I am…a professional dancer, teacher, performer, b-girl, battler, Hip-Hop historian. I’ve lived in London all my life. I love it. London’s a multicultural melting pot. I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

The area in London I call home is… Lewisham , south-east London. I still see people from back in the day that I went to college with – it’s nice.

I’ve got to have a meal at…Momo on Heddon Street, off Regent’s  Street. They do North African food and it’s one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to.  Get your money ready though, because it’s expensive!

I tend to get my threads from…Footlocker.  I wear a lot of sports and Hip-Hop clothes so I also love JD Sports, NikeTown and the adidas Originals store. If I had the money I’d just buy that shop out.

To enjoy London’s nightlife you should…search around. Don’t just go to the big commercial clubs. I go to a Hip-Hop night called Throwdown at Plan B in Brixton. The best place to see Hip-Hop dance is at the Trocadero – it’s where all the breakers and dancers go to practice. That’s our nightclub!

If I was mayor I would…try to make things a little bit more equal. Some people don’t have enough money to pay their rent for the month while other people spend £700 on a pair of shoes. How does that make sense?

My favourite spot to check out art is…down the SouthBank to see the graffiti.

I’d kindly tell a tourist to…cuss the bus conductors if they’re rude. I’ve seen bus conductors be really impatient with tourists. They’re coming to our town and we should look after them.

The things I miss when I leave London are…my bed, my house, my mum and dad and my best friends. I also miss the vibe of London – it’s loud and you can be whoever you want to be. You can even dance on the street if you want.

My soundtrack to London would include… Pretty Vacant and God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols,  Sticky feat. Ms Dynamite,  Booo! and The Streets’s Weak Become Heroes – that one brings back memories. 

Visit Sunanda's MySpace page. For more information about B.Supreme click here.

Sunanda hosted a b-girl battle at this year's Streetfest. See her in action below.

This interview originally appeared on The Cultural Exposé, as part of the 'Metropolitans' series.

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