A rare pairing of founding fathers of Hip-Hop: Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre brought to you by NuFunk Concerts | Activate | Makeit Funkyparty | TorontoBreaks |MANIFESTO Festival | Exclaim! | Kops Records | PUMA | SOL REPUBLIC| The Strombo Show with George Stroumboulopoulos
The Lost Art of Hip Hop explores the development years of Hip-Hop that including art, dancing, toasting, boasting and above all DJying. Grand Master Flash is the first DJ who put the genre on the map and was the first to discover that the turntable could also be used as an instrument is co-headling with Afrika Bambaataa, a NYC Gang leader turned Djying, Breakdancing and Graffiti into cultural movement in the late 70s and who also coined the phrase “HipHop” to the New York Times, borrowing a lyric from the Sugar Hill gang song Rapper’s Delight.
The event will receive promotional support from Manifesto that celebrates its 8th Annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture between September 17-21. $2 from each ticket sold for this event will be donated to Manifesto and will support their year round arts and education programming.
You won’t want to miss being a part of this legendary show on Saturday September 27th, 2014 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre
** Special thank you to Moog Audio who will be supplying all gear for the event. **