BORN IN THE BRONX: AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION
Open June 26 - July 26 
620 Greenwich Street at the corner of Leroy Street
In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established by Johan Kugelberg. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects. Last summer, Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise held an open archiving of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection prior to its delivery to Cornell University. This summer, we’re staging an exhibition of the most amazing items we identified alongside highlights from the Cornell archive including:
Hand-written lyrics by Afrika Bambaataa.
Original records from Bambaataa’s collection.
Artworks and hand-painted hip hop clothing by Buddy Esquire, the king of the flyer.
Original animation and photography from Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.
Iconic photographs by Joe Conzo, the man who the New York Times said “took hip hop’s baby pictures.”
A sound-installation of rare live early hip hop performances from Breakbeat Lenny Roberts’ collection.
SURPRISE GUESTS will be DJing. Join Boo-Hooray/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on social media to keep posted on who and when. Several crates of Afrika Bambaataa’s duplicate records from his personal collection will be for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. These records are stickered as coming from Bambaataa’s stash. An exclusive signed silkscreen print portrait of Afrika Bambaataa by Paul Insect in a numbered edition of 150 will be available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information, visit boo-hooray.com.

BORN IN THE BRONX: AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION

Open June 26 - July 26 

620 Greenwich Street at the corner of Leroy Street

In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established by Johan Kugelberg. In the years since, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection has grown to be the largest archive of hip hop materials in the world, spanning over four decades and over 200,000 objects.

Last summer,
Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise held an open archiving of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection prior to its delivery to Cornell University.

This summer, we’re staging an exhibition of the most amazing items we identified alongside highlights from the Cornell archive including:

  • Hand-written lyrics by Afrika Bambaataa.
  • Original records from Bambaataa’s collection.
  • Artworks and hand-painted hip hop clothing by Buddy Esquire, the king of the flyer.
  • Original animation and photography from Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.
  • Iconic photographs by Joe Conzo, the man who the New York Times said “took hip hop’s baby pictures.”
  • A sound-installation of rare live early hip hop performances from Breakbeat Lenny Roberts’ collection.

SURPRISE GUESTS will be DJing. Join Boo-Hooray/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on social media to keep posted on who and when.

Several crates of Afrika Bambaataa’s duplicate records from his personal collection will be for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. These records are stickered as coming from Bambaataa’s stash.

An exclusive signed silkscreen print portrait of Afrika Bambaataa by Paul Insect in a numbered edition of 150 will be available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis.

More information, visit
boo-hooray.com.

Cornell Hip Hop Collection

THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION
Meet archivist Katherine Reagan and Assistant Archivist Ben Ortiz, as they discuss how they launched and developed the largest national archive on Hip-Hop culture. Hip-Hop legend photographer Joe Conzo and legend MC Raheim from the Furious Five will be joining them to talk about their collaboration with Cornell’s Hip-Hop Archives.

FREE -  MUST REGISTER: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/210419?lref=64%2Fcalendar  

THE CORNELL HIP HOP COLLECTION

Meet archivist Katherine Reagan and Assistant Archivist Ben Ortiz, as they discuss how they launched and developed the largest national archive on Hip-Hop culture. Hip-Hop legend photographer Joe Conzo and legend MC Raheim from the Furious Five will be joining them to talk about their collaboration with Cornell’s Hip-Hop Archives.

FREE -  MUST REGISTER: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/210419?lref=64%2Fcalendar  

cornell hip hop collection katherine reagan ben ortiz joe conzo raheim

From April 4-7, 2013 the community of Ithaca, NY will host a major celebration of Hip Hop culture. There will be 4 full days of events: gallery exhibitions, panel discussions, movie screenings, concerts, and 3 days of live mural painting by the world’s best graffiti artists. People from all walks of life and geographic locations are invited to attend. Information about lodging for visitors can be found here.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS APRIL 4-7, 2013


Hip Hop: Unbound from the Underground - an Ithaca community celebration of Hip Hop Culture




THURSDAY 4/4  

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception for “Now Scream! - The Cornell Hip Hop Collection Exhibition”  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: 2B Kroch Library, Cornell.  



8:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Soulsonic Space Sounds" jam featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, along with Grandmaster Caz, Tony Tone and JDL of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, and DJ Breakbeat Lou, co-founder of the “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” series. Buy $12 adv. $15 day of. Age Policy: 18+. Doors: 8pm; Show: 9pm.  Click here for more info and to get tickets.  LOCATION: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave.   



 

FRIDAY 4/5
ALL DAY THROUGH SUNDAY

"Get-Up State" - Three Days of Live, Mural Painting, Featuring Some of the World’s Finest Graffiti Artists.  The mural painting will be taking place Friday through Sunday.  All wall space is reserved and visitors are requested to respect guest artists and their working space.  Visit the Get-Up State Facebook page for regularly-updated information. LOCATION: Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street.  Free.


World-class guest artists include: Bates AIO, Nicer TATS, Bio TATS, BG183 TATS, Doc TC5, Sye TC5, Dero TC5 FC TFP FX, Mare 139 CIA ROC STARS, Wane COD, Luze FC, Python XMEN BAD, Art Child BTX, Vins EOS FC, Zone WST, Stae 2 WST, Seter GFR, Mast TGE, Skam KAOS INC, Slon AK YNN, Range FUA, Zoner FUA, Snoe FUA, Cruk FUA, Bones FUA, Mek FUA, Rapes DF ATT, Enue COD, Crazy Apes CA, Pure TFP, Tomb UW, Bem KTC, Blen 167 KAOS INC, Neos FC, & more.




10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Now Scream! - The Cornell Hip Hop Collection Exhibition" opens for public viewing (10am-5pm).  Saturday and Sunday hours: 1pm-5pm.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: 2B Kroch Library, Cornell.  Free.




2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Public panel discussion featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, MC Sha-Rock of the Funky 4 Plus 1 More (Hip Hop’s 1st influential female MC), Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (the first Hip Hop group inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame), and filmmaker Timothy C. Brown Sr. (who shot the earliest known footage of a Hip Hop performance in 1977, which features the Funky 4 and others)….. the audience at this event will be treated to the FIRST PUBLIC SCREENING EVER of this raw, unedited footage.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION:  Cornell Cinema theater, WIllard Straight Hall.  Free.




5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Gallery Night opening of “Top 2 Bottom: A Journey Through the Elements of Hip-Hop Culture” an exhibit, on display at Tompkins County Public Library until June 14, featuring the acclaimed Hip Hop photographs of Joe Conzo and Ernie Paniccioli, a showcase of early Hip Hop memorabilia including house party flyers, a new body of work by Ithacan Jay Stooks, and graffiti materials from the collection of Cap Matches Color.  Exhibit will be open regular library hours following the opening including Saturdays and Sundays.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street.  Free.




6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Panel discussion about the “Top 2 Bottom” exhibit featuring Joe Conzo and Ernie Paniccioli, and moderated by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: BorgWarner Community Room at TCPL, 101 East Green Street.  After 5 PM, enter through the Borg Warner Community Room Door.  Free.




9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

30th anniversary screening of “Wild Style,” with a panel discussion featuring the director, Charlie Ahearn and stars of the film, Grandmaster Caz, JDL, Tony Tone of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, Crazy Legs of the world-famous Rock Steady Crew, and Lisa Lee.  Click here for more info. and HERE FOR TICKETS.  LOCATION: Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St.  Tickets $9.50, student and senior discount $8.00.




10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

"Beat Club: Hip Hop Producer Soundclash!"  8 Producers bring their best instrumental beats and go head-to-head in a tournament-style battle in a quest to move the crowd!  Guest Host will be Jayhigh of The Gunpoets.  There will be grand prizes, guest judges, and an afterparty featuring Cornell University’s own Justice League!  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: The Gates, 422 Eddy St., Collegetown.  



 

SATURDAY 4/6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Unbound from the Underground: An exploration of Hip-Hop activism and social change from Indigenous and other cultural perspectives" panel featuring The Welfare Poets, Antithesis, Kiwi, and Ernie Paniccioli.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: Appel Commons, 3rd Floor, Cornell.  Free.




6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Decay to DJ" exhibition featuring the photography of Joe Conzo.  Joe will be joined by fellow South Bronx native and Ithaca resident, Eldred Harris, and Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” of the Rock Steady Crew and Tools of War to give a presentation on the history of destruction and rebirth in the SBX during the earliest days of Hip Hop culture.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: The History Center in Tompkins County.  Free.




8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Unbound from the Underground concert featuring The Welfare Poets, Antithesis, Kiwi, and artwork by Leah Shenandoah (Oneida).  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: G10 Biotech Building, Cornell.  $3.00.

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SUNDAY 4/7
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dedication of Get-Up State Mural and special Commemorative Mosaic by Mayor Svante Myrick.  The unveiling of this commemorative mosaic, specially crafted by the artists at Le Rouge Designs, will be the culmination of an amazing three days of painting by some of the world’s best graffiti artists.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street.  Free.




8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The GZA performance, feat. Ratking. Buy $18 adv. $20 day of. Age Policy: 18+. Doors: 8pm; Show: 9pm. Click here for more info.  LOCATION: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave.  $18.00.    

From April 4-7, 2013 the community of Ithaca, NY will host a major celebration of Hip Hop culture. There will be 4 full days of events: gallery exhibitions, panel discussions, movie screenings, concerts, and 3 days of live mural painting by the world’s best graffiti artists. People from all walks of life and geographic locations are invited to attend. Information about lodging for visitors can be found here.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS APRIL 4-7, 2013

Hip Hop: Unbound from the Underground - an Ithaca community celebration of Hip Hop Culture



THURSDAY 4/4  

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception for “Now Scream! - The Cornell Hip Hop Collection Exhibition”  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: 2B Kroch Library, Cornell.  



8:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Soulsonic Space Sounds" jam featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, along with Grandmaster Caz, Tony Tone and JDL of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, and DJ Breakbeat Lou, co-founder of the “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” series. Buy $12 adv. $15 day of. Age Policy: 18+. Doors: 8pm; Show: 9pm.  Click here for more info and to get tickets.  LOCATION: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave.   


 

FRIDAY 4/5

ALL DAY THROUGH SUNDAY

"Get-Up State" - Three Days of Live, Mural Painting, Featuring Some of the World’s Finest Graffiti Artists.  The mural painting will be taking place Friday through Sunday.  All wall space is reserved and visitors are requested to respect guest artists and their working space.  Visit the Get-Up State Facebook page for regularly-updated information. LOCATION: Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street.  Free.

World-class guest artists include: Bates AIO, Nicer TATS, Bio TATS, BG183 TATS, Doc TC5, Sye TC5, Dero TC5 FC TFP FX, Mare 139 CIA ROC STARS, Wane COD, Luze FC, Python XMEN BAD, Art Child BTX, Vins EOS FC, Zone WST, Stae 2 WST, Seter GFR, Mast TGE, Skam KAOS INC, Slon AK YNN, Range FUA, Zoner FUA, Snoe FUA, Cruk FUA, Bones FUA, Mek FUA, Rapes DF ATT, Enue COD, Crazy Apes CA, Pure TFP, Tomb UW, Bem KTC, Blen 167 KAOS INC, Neos FC, & more.



10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Now Scream! - The Cornell Hip Hop Collection Exhibition" opens for public viewing (10am-5pm).  Saturday and Sunday hours: 1pm-5pm.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: 2B Kroch Library, Cornell.  Free.



2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Public panel discussion featuring DJ Afrika Bambaataa, MC Sha-Rock of the Funky 4 Plus 1 More (Hip Hop’s 1st influential female MC), Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (the first Hip Hop group inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame), and filmmaker Timothy C. Brown Sr. (who shot the earliest known footage of a Hip Hop performance in 1977, which features the Funky 4 and others)….. the audience at this event will be treated to the FIRST PUBLIC SCREENING EVER of this raw, unedited footage.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION:  Cornell Cinema theater, WIllard Straight Hall.  Free.



5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Gallery Night opening of “Top 2 Bottom: A Journey Through the Elements of Hip-Hop Culture” an exhibit, on display at Tompkins County Public Library until June 14, featuring the acclaimed Hip Hop photographs of Joe Conzo and Ernie Paniccioli, a showcase of early Hip Hop memorabilia including house party flyers, a new body of work by Ithacan Jay Stooks, and graffiti materials from the collection of Cap Matches Color.  Exhibit will be open regular library hours following the opening including Saturdays and Sundays.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street.  Free.



6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Panel discussion about the “Top 2 Bottom” exhibit featuring Joe Conzo and Ernie Paniccioli, and moderated by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: BorgWarner Community Room at TCPL, 101 East Green Street.  After 5 PM, enter through the Borg Warner Community Room Door.  Free.



9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

30th anniversary screening of “Wild Style,” with a panel discussion featuring the director, Charlie Ahearn and stars of the film, Grandmaster Caz, JDL, Tony Tone of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, Crazy Legs of the world-famous Rock Steady Crew, and Lisa Lee.  Click here for more info. and HERE FOR TICKETS.  LOCATION: Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St.  Tickets $9.50, student and senior discount $8.00.



10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

"Beat Club: Hip Hop Producer Soundclash!"  8 Producers bring their best instrumental beats and go head-to-head in a tournament-style battle in a quest to move the crowd!  Guest Host will be Jayhigh of The Gunpoets.  There will be grand prizes, guest judges, and an afterparty featuring Cornell University’s own Justice League!  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: The Gates, 422 Eddy St., Collegetown.  


 

SATURDAY 4/6

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Unbound from the Underground: An exploration of Hip-Hop activism and social change from Indigenous and other cultural perspectives" panel featuring The Welfare Poets, Antithesis, Kiwi, and Ernie Paniccioli.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: Appel Commons, 3rd Floor, Cornell.  Free.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Decay to DJ" exhibition featuring the photography of Joe Conzo.  Joe will be joined by fellow South Bronx native and Ithaca resident, Eldred Harris, and Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” of the Rock Steady Crew and Tools of War to give a presentation on the history of destruction and rebirth in the SBX during the earliest days of Hip Hop culture.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: The History Center in Tompkins County.  Free.



8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Unbound from the Underground concert featuring The Welfare Poets, Antithesis, Kiwi, and artwork by Leah Shenandoah (Oneida).  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: G10 Biotech Building, Cornell.  $3.00.


 

SUNDAY 4/7

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dedication of Get-Up State Mural and special Commemorative Mosaic by Mayor Svante Myrick.  The unveiling of this commemorative mosaic, specially crafted by the artists at Le Rouge Designs, will be the culmination of an amazing three days of painting by some of the world’s best graffiti artists.  Click here for more info.  LOCATION: Cornell University Press Building at 770 Cascadilla Street.  Free.



8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The GZA performance, feat. Ratking. Buy $18 adv. $20 day of. Age Policy: 18+. Doors: 8pm; Show: 9pm. Click here for more info.  LOCATION: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave.  $18.00.    

cornell hip hop collection

Hip Hop Legend and Pioneer, DJ Afrika Bambaataa Appointed Visiting Scholar at Cornell University
Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection is honored to announce the appointment of DJ Afrika Bambaataa as a visiting scholar for a three-year term.
Bambaataa will visit Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, NY for several days each year to meet with classes, talk to student and community groups, and perform.
This is the first faculty appointment for a hip hop pioneer and legend at a major university.
Cornell University Library is the home of the largest national archive on hip hop culture, documenting its birth and growth by preserving thousands of recordings, flyers, photographs, and other artifacts.
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop/bambaataa_vs.html

Hip Hop Legend and Pioneer, DJ Afrika Bambaataa Appointed Visiting Scholar at Cornell University

Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection is honored to announce the appointment of DJ Afrika Bambaataa as a visiting scholar for a three-year term.

Bambaataa will visit Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, NY for several days each year to meet with classes, talk to student and community groups, and perform.

This is the first faculty appointment for a hip hop pioneer and legend at a major university.

Cornell University Library is the home of the largest national archive on hip hop culture, documenting its birth and growth by preserving thousands of recordings, flyers, photographs, and other artifacts.

afrika bambaataa cornell hip hop collection