Event: Back to School Jam
Date: August 11, 1973
Location: 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx New York.
Hosts: DJ Kool Herc and Cindy Campbell
August 11, 2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of the party that sparked a new genre of music—Hip Hop.
Hip Hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates four elements of art to define Hip Hop culture. The four pillars are DJing, MCing/Rapping, B-boying/Breaking and Graffiti Art
The Oakland Public Library is joining the world in commemorating this milestone anniversary of a now global phenomenon that has influenced and shaped various musical genres, fashion, art, language, dance, politics, media, education and entertainment.