Hip Hop Saves Lives & Negus World Present ‘LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER’

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This night celebrates hip hop’s African roots and honors the father of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc. He is credited with developing the breakbeat, a percussion solo that originated in indigenous African culture as a way to communicate, worship, and perform ceremonies. Students of the youth program Kids Helping Kids: a Hip Hop Experience open the show. Other performers include Nice and Smooth, a group that embodies hip hop’s culture, a special performance honoring health and birthing rights activist Ruth Lubic, and world roots artists Zing Experience and Brown Rice Family, representing the music that inspired hip hop.

 

Performers:

Brown Rice Family
Zing Experience
Kids Helping Kids
Nice and Smooth

Special Guests:

Rakim
ASTRO KID

To purchase tickets visit www.carnegiehall.org.

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