By Bad Seed
Sweet and Sour SAS hip hop at Whanau Day Out 2008, Parrs park, Waitakere, West Auckland, New Zealand.
This is the dance they performed coming fourth in Australia 2007.
SAS plans to go to Las Vegas Champs in 2008 in the United States of America. Just wait till they get to go to the Pasific Nations, Britain, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Give it up for Sweet and Sour!
An update to everyone on Sweet and Sour's journey,
In 2007, Sweet and Sour had several competitive success.
* Sweet and Sour won the first ever "STOMP Gospel Hip Hop Competition",
* Came 1st at the Auckland "Tear it up Battle Championships",
* Placed 2nd at the "New Zealand National Tear it up Battle Championships",
* And was Awarded the "most promising crew" award and placed 4th at the "Battlegrounds International Championships" held in Melbourne, Australia 2007.
Sweet and Sour have also appeared in two music videos with Aotearoa's Premier rap artist, "Scribe", for his songs "F.R.E.S.H" and "My Sh*t".
Sweet and Sour have performed at high profile events such as:
* Pasifika Festival (in front of 30,000 people)
* ASB Polyfest (in front of 20,000 people)
* GDO 365 (Girls Day out)
* Desire to Dream (D2D)(in front of 2,000 people)
* Hayman Park Waitangi Festival (in front of 5,000 people)
* Youthtown Auckland Stars (Halftime Show, televised on Sky TV)
Sweet and Sour have also supported local and international artists such as:
* Tight Eyez and the Krump Kings
* Che Fu
* Nesian Mystik
* Vince Harder
Sweet and Sour competed at the "Street Dance New Zealand (SDNZ) National Dance Championships" and convincingly won the varsity division (-18 years old). Sweet and Sour gained the highest score over the entire night, including the Adults division, scoring 89.23 out of 100. This accomplishment ranks Sweet and Sour as the top Hip Hop crew in New Zealand and allows them to compete at the official "World Hip Hop Championships" held in Las Vegas in July 2008.
Though Sweet and Sour has a high profile in the local community, it is going to be a struggle to raise the $50,000 it takes to get to Las Vegas. In order to obtain these funds Sweet and Sour are planning on running dance workshops, touring a Hip Hop production around the Auckland and Waikato region, and continuous performances at local events, also we are finding sponsors/funding to help contribute towards our journey to the World Champs.
Suan Tian means Sweet and Sour