Watch How a 25-Year-Old Helped Revive Oakland’s Turf Dancing

By Jamilah King Feb 24, 2015

Meet Johnny Lopez, a 25-year-old Oakland native who was recently profiled by Fusion’s Ingrid Rojas in a look at that city’s rich legacy of turf dancing:

Turfing is a mostly black artform that’s existed in Oakland for years. In 2009, it went viral because of video of one group, Turf Feinz, dancing in honor of a recently slain friend: