october 2019

05oct8:00 pmGrandmaster Flash at the California Center for the Arts8:00 pm

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One of Hip-Hop’s original innovators, musician and DJ, Grandmaster Flash! 

Emerging from the South Bronx in the early 1970’s, Grandmaster Flash has manipulated music by placing his fingers on the vinyl, perfecting beat looping, and discovering many of the most iconic beats still commonly sampled today.

He is also responsible for assembling one of the earliest and greatest rap groups, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. They began their career performing at parties and shows, receiving recognition for their skillful raps. The group pioneered MCing, freestyle battles, and invented some of the staple phrases in MCing. Grandmaster Flash also invented the technique initially called “cutting,” which was later developed by Grand Wizard Theodore into scratching. The community at the Bronx Museum of the Arts has honored Grandmaster Flash with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive contribution to music and Hip-Hop culture.

Come and enjoy all of his fantastic music on Saturday October 5th, 2019.