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Mr. Wave was the highlight of the Connecticut Against Violence Summit.
At the third annual summit Tony "MR. WAVE" Wesley moves had everyone on their feet. Impressive is an understatement for the break dancing routine he performed. All the children started to dance and adults completely in La La Land. Mr.Wave is very down to earth in every capacity, this man who has traveled the world doing what he loves, as well as performing for past President, he has been on some of the most popular Television shows that we watch today such as soul train and other. See below for video.
Tony Draughon (“Wesley”) was born in the Bronx NY in 1965, a leap year baby (born February 29th. Tony the first son and second of five was born at a time in Bronx history and national history. The mid-60 and 70’s represented a time of economic decline for Bronx residents. The 60’s historically were a time of civil unrest throughout the nation and New York was no different. The event that most captures the overall climate and cultural unrest of the 60’s in New York occurred on February 21, 1965 in the borough of Manhattan; Former Nation of Islam member, leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Theater. The impact of this event and the numerous civil rights movement activities of the 60’s were the precursors for much of what was to happen in the socio-economic and cultural world of the Bronx and much of New York (as well as other parts of the nation). By the 70’s much of the immigrant population of Bronx had decreased many of the older generation were retiring and moving to warmer climates. By the 70’s the Bronx had become associated with a high rate of poverty and unemployment. Property owners hoping to cash out rather through insurance claim payouts rather than waiting to try and to sell property in economically distressed areas began to commit arson on their own properties. The Bronx fire, economic blight, the migration of much of the immigrant residents left a population of largely African-American and Hispanic residents became - the borough became associated with the very essence of urban decay. Read more at: https://www.mrwavedance.com/bio