Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Afrika Bambaataa - Red Fez - July 14, 2009

From the blogging at work department... Afrika Bambaata @ Red Fez tonight, July 14th! Making this short and simple cuz the paycheck calls. :)

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Afrika Bambaataa (born Kevin Donovan on April 17, 1957 in New York City, New York) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s.[1] Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and "Godfather" and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading hip hop culture throughout the world.[2] Like many of the early pioneers in hip hop, he is of Caribbean descent.[3] On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[4]

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