Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture opens hip-hop exhibit ‘Born In The Bronx’

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture opens hip-hop exhibit ‘Born In The Bronx’

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts, invitations all to discover the roots and evolution of hip-hop, the worldwide phenomenon that originated within the South Bronx within the Seventies.

The gorgeous assortment of photographs and memorabilia, curated by Johan Kugelberg and Joe Conzo Jr., showcases how African American and Latino youths within the South Bronx remodeled poetry, music and style into a robust expression of life and battle. From vinyl records, flyers and art work, to graffiti, break dancing and MCing, this exhibition showcases the varied and progressive components of hip-hop that formed the Bronx and the whole world.

Curators Kugelberg and Conzo have been staging variations of this exhibit internationally since 2005, in London, Tokyo, Sweden and France. In 2007, Kugelberg, with the assistance of Conzo, based the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection, the most important archive on this planet dedicated to tracing the historical past of hip-hop.

In 2008, they labored with Cornell on staging the world’s first large-scale “Hip Hop History Symposium.” Winner of the New York Public Library Best Books for Teens Award, Conzo and Kugelberg’s 2007 e-book “Born within the Bronx — A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop,” reissued this yr in an expanded version with an introduction from LL Cool J. The e-book will probably be obtainable on the gallery in a particular signed version. 

“Born within the Bronx” opens on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. and can function Grand Wizzard Theodore, the legendary Bronx-born hip-hop DJ, broadly credited because the inventor of the “scratching” approach. He additionally gained acclaim and credibility for his mastery of “needle drops” and different DJ methods that he invented or perfected. Join us and “say flip it up” – one in all Grand Wizzard Theodore’s biggest phrases.

For extra data and inquiries, please contact Hostos Center at (718) 518-4455 or the Bronx Council on the Arts at (718) 518-6728.

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November 15, 2023 at 06:25PM

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