Forewords Panel Discussion
In addition to its impressive lineup, SummerStage is launching “Forewords” a panel discussion series before select SummerStage programs co-curated with The Strand Bookstore. Forewords is a great way to help support SummerStage’s free programming and to get an inside look into the minds of the artists you love.
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Advance ticket purchases not necessary. All panel discussions will take place in the pergola area. Tickets are $5 for admittance and cover the panel and a reserved seat in the bleacher area for the performance to follow. Audience members should enter through Guest and Press Check-in.
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.
Part of SummerStage’s “This is __ Hip-Hop” series.
Appropriate for: All Ages