Queens Library is hosting “31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop” this May. There will be an event, a performance, a jam, at Queens Library every day and the beat won’t stop. All programs are free.
Queens is the cradle of hip hop, urban fashion, def poetry and everything that goes with it. Queens Library announces its “Elements of Hip Hop” project, which will help preserve Queens’ collective urban music history. Hip hop was born here. Hip hop lives here. The project is launching with the biggest celebration of hip hop Queens has seen in years (and Queens NY has seen a lot of music).
Thursday, May 1, 4 pmHistory of Hip Hop with Kool Herc, DJ Marley Marl at the Teen Center, Queens Library - Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. This event is open to teens only. A free ticket is required to attend.
Friday, May 2, 4 pmWho’s the best MC: the  Voice of Harlem and DJ Ted Smooth at the Queens Library for Teens, 2002 Cornaga Avenue, Far Rockaway
Saturday, May 3, 2 pmFamily Day Jam: Zulu Nation, Queens Library - Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona
Sunday, May 4This week in Hip Hop (a web-only event) #HipHopElements
READ MORE: http://newsle.com/article/0/143947829/

Queens Library is hosting “31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop” this May. There will be an event, a performance, a jam, at Queens Library every day and the beat won’t stop. All programs are free.

Queens is the cradle of hip hop, urban fashion, def poetry and everything that goes with it. Queens Library announces its “Elements of Hip Hop” project, which will help preserve Queens’ collective urban music history. Hip hop was born here. Hip hop lives here. The project is launching with the biggest celebration of hip hop Queens has seen in years (and Queens NY has seen a lot of music).

Thursday, May 1, 4 pm
History of Hip Hop with Kool Herc, DJ Marley Marl at the Teen Center, Queens Library - Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. This event is open to teens only. A free ticket is required to attend.

Friday, May 2, 4 pm
Who’s the best MC: the  Voice of Harlem and DJ Ted Smooth at the Queens Library for Teens, 2002 Cornaga Avenue, Far Rockaway

Saturday, May 3, 2 pm
Family Day Jam: Zulu Nation, Queens Library - Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

Sunday, May 4
This week in Hip Hop (a web-only event) #HipHopElements

READ MORE: http://newsle.com/article/0/143947829/

RALPH MCDANIELS KOOL HERC MARLEY MARL

Hip Hop celebrated on Good Day New York

The 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop was celebrated on Thursday’s Good Day New York.

We started with a look at the history of Hip Hop. Among the guests, DJ Kool Herc, Ralph McDaniels, Biz Markie and James Top were interviewed and Naughty by Nature performed.



KOOL HERC JAMES TOP RALPH MCDANIELS NAUGHTY BY NATURE BIZ MARKIE

FROM BEAT STREET TO THESE STREETS: HIP HOP THEN AND NOW
@ The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

The Film – As hip hop’s dance practitioners were entering public consciousness after appearances in Flashdance and Breakin’, in the summer of 1984 Beat Street became the first big-budget film to connect b-boying, djing, rap and graffiti together as hip hop culture.  As a sort of fictional mainstream hip hop origin story, it is widely regarded as one of, if not the most, influential films in terms of bringing hip hop to the world stage. Produced by prominent African American actor and singer Harry Belafonte, it follows a young, innovative hip hop crew from the Bronx as they attempt to “make it big” downtown. The film explores race and class tensions to an extent, but has been critiqued for glossing over some of the deeper roots, such as gang ties and Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation. In addition, union laws prohibited graffiti artists from working on the film’s set, lending to a poignant visual disparity between the existing graffiti filmed on location and the murals created specifically for the film by professional artists.  Beat Street features some of the best performers of the time, from DJ Kool Herc, Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Doug E Fresh and Sha Rock to the legendary breakers Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers.
The Panelists include Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; Kool Herc, hip hop pioneering DJ; Martha Diaz, community organizer, media producer, curator, and hip hop archivist; Vee Bravo, Education Director at Tribeca Film Institute; Lisa Cortes (moderator), Film & Music Producer. 
YOU MUST RSVP HERE: http://beatstreettothesestreets.eventbrite.com

FROM BEAT STREET TO THESE STREETS: HIP HOP THEN AND NOW

@ The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

The Film – As hip hop’s dance practitioners were entering public consciousness after appearances in Flashdance and Breakin’, in the summer of 1984 Beat Street became the first big-budget film to connect b-boying, djing, rap and graffiti together as hip hop culture.  As a sort of fictional mainstream hip hop origin story, it is widely regarded as one of, if not the most, influential films in terms of bringing hip hop to the world stage. Produced by prominent African American actor and singer Harry Belafonte, it follows a young, innovative hip hop crew from the Bronx as they attempt to “make it big” downtown. The film explores race and class tensions to an extent, but has been critiqued for glossing over some of the deeper roots, such as gang ties and Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation. In addition, union laws prohibited graffiti artists from working on the film’s set, lending to a poignant visual disparity between the existing graffiti filmed on location and the murals created specifically for the film by professional artists.  Beat Street features some of the best performers of the time, from DJ Kool Herc, Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Doug E Fresh and Sha Rock to the legendary breakers Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers.

The Panelists include Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; Kool Herc, hip hop pioneering DJ; Martha Diaz, community organizer, media producer, curator, and hip hop archivist; Vee Bravo, Education Director at Tribeca Film Institute; Lisa Cortes (moderator), Film & Music Producer. 

YOU MUST RSVP HERE: http://beatstreettothesestreets.eventbrite.com

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