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DJ Kool Herc

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

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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.

Location

Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue in Crotona Park
Bronx
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

City Parks Foundation

Contact Email

info@summerstage.org

Categories

Concerts, Free Summer Concerts

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