Cornell Celebrates Hip Hop Origins
October 31- November 1, 2008
Registration and schedule now available online: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop
Cornell's Born in the Bronx Conference and celebration brings Hip Hop's pioneers and leading scholars together for a two-day event that features lectures, music, and round table discussions. Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Caz, Grandwizzard Theodore, Popmaster Fabel, Tony Tone, J.Rocc, Kool Lady Blue, Disco Wiz, Jeff Chang, Tricia Rose, and Mark Anthony Neal are among those participating in the two-day event.
The conference and celebration marks the official opening of Cornell University Library's one-of-a-kind collection documenting the early days of Hip Hop, featuring nearly 1,000 sound recordings, the photographic archive of Bronx photographer Joe Conzo, Jr. and a collection of more than 500 original party fliers designed by Buddy Esquire.
Registration is free and open to the public. Register today at: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/hiphop
Welcoming remarks begin at 3:00pm on Friday, October 31 at Bailey Auditorium with lectures and discussions ending at 7:00pm; at 8:00pm select artists and pioneers will perform in Bailey Auditorium. On Saturday, lectures and round table discussions will take place at the Statler Hotel Ballroom from 9:15am - 3:30pm.
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