Hip Hop Turns 40: A Conversation with DJ KOOL HERC and CINDY CAMPBELL and Author JEFF CHANG
PAID EVENT: Saturday August 10, 2013.
Forewords - Hip Hop Turns 40. A Conversation with DJ KOOL HERC and CINDY CAMPBELL and Author JEFF CHANG (Can't Stop, Won't Stop)
Presented with The Strand, SummerStage presented by AT&T
$5 at Central Park, Manhattan, Showtime: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SummerStage presents Forewords, a panel discussion series co-curated with The Strand Bookstore. Forewords is a great way to help support SummerStage's free programming and to get an inside look into the minds of the artists you love. Tickets to Forewords are available on a first come, first served basis at the Central Park Rumsey Playfield location on the day of the show at our guest and press check-in table. Please arrive to buy tickets approximately one half hour prior to the scheduled start time; advance ticket purchases not necessary or available. All panel discussions will take place in the pergola area. Ticket price covers admittance to the panel and a reserved seat in the bleacher area for the artist pertinent performance to follow.
Tickets to this Forewords will include bleacher seats to the DJ Kool Herc show following.
Saturday August 10, 2013
The 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with DJ KOOL HERC and featuring performance and appearances by:
BIG DADDY KANE
DJ RED ALERT
THE SOULSONIC FORCE
COKE LA ROCK
GRAND WIZZARD THEODORE
SKOOB of DAS EFX
DJ JERRY DEE and more!
Part of the "This is Hip Hop" series at SummerStage Presented by AT&T
FREE SHOW at Central Park, Manhattan Recommended Arrival Time: 2:00pm
Showtime: 3:00 PM - 7:00PM
DJ Kool Herc is considered by many to be the "The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture." In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as "breaks." Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc's style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc's music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.