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After soaring to fame on MTV's Randy Jackson Presents Best American Dance Crew (in which they should have placed at leeeast second, c'mon, America), the UC Irvine-based Kaba Modern has finally achieved the recognition they deserved--though their history has always been rich with honors, awards and recognitions. Kaba, which consists of three separate sub-teams (Kreative Moment for members 18 and under; Kaba Modern for UC Irvine students; Kaba Modern Legacy, an exhibition team for alumni and guests), is currently preparing for VIBE XV, a major hip-hop dance competition to take place on Jan. 30 at the Bren Events Center. For more info, visit KabaModern.com. All photos by Keith May.