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Grandmaster Flash Presents Hip-Hop: People, Places, and Things – A Video Experience for Families
Grandmaster Flash Presents Hip-Hop: People, Places, and Things - A Video Experience for Families
WhenSunday, June 30, 2019, 5 – 6:30 PM
StageMain Stage
Folklife CategoriesPerformance
CategoriesKids & Families, Performances
AccessibilityASL-interpreted program, Assisted listening devices, Real-time captioning
SponsorSmithsonian Folklife Festival
VenueSmithsonian Folklife Festival
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Emerging from the South Bronx in the early 1970s, Grandmaster Flash is inarguably one of hip-hop’s original innovators. In the earliest days of the genre, he manipulated music by placing his fingers on the vinyl, perfected beat looping, and discovered many of the most iconic beats still commonly sampled today.

Today, he’s the voice of an entire generation of 1970s hip hop pioneers. From his electric live shows, to his production role on the Netflix series The Get Down, Grandmaster Flash is at once a historian, a storyteller, and a cultural force.

Websitewww.grandmasterflash.com
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