Upcoming Concerts

DJ Kool Herc and special guests

DJ KOOL HERC AND SPECIAL GUESTS

WHERE
· Central Park Summerstage
WHEN
· Saturday, August 10 @ 2:00 PM
AGE
· All Ages
PRICE
· Free
STATUS
· Free

ABOUT THE EVENT

DJ Kool Herc is considered 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.

MORE INFO

CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
69th St. at 5th Ave EntranceCentral Park, NY 10019 212-360-2777 http://www.summerstage.org
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