May
04
2013

Hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa to play Hobart

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Afrika Bambaataa is the New York music force that was instrumental in the rise of hip hop during the 1980s, touted by many to be the Godfather of the hip hop culture.

The DJ, producer and activist will be bringing his signature sound to north Hobart's Republic Bar and Cafe on on May 12, in a gig that Australian fans should be sure not to miss!

Bambaataa is renowned for his 1982 track Planet Rock, which helped change the foundations of dance and hip hop music and is said to have arguably become the most sampled song in music history.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee also penned hits such as Renegades of Funk – covered by rap metal group Rage Against the Machine – and recorded the single Unity with the Godfather of Soul James Brown.

Bambaataa is the founding member of an international hip hop awareness group, Universal Zulu Nation, which has helped with the spread of the culture around the world, including in France, Australia, Japan, the UK and South Africa.

Make sure you don't miss this hip hop pioneer in action this May, by purchasing your tickets from Mosh Tix!

Afrika Bambaataa

The imposing Afrika Bambaataa and band - Image Credit: Wax Poetics

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