New York is getting ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop, which was born at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, and which has passed from a street genre to being a music of global reach. and a millionaire company.
For this 12-month celebration in 2023, which will cover all counties, and which will have an educational element, the city has partnered with the Museo del Hip Hop, which will be built in the Bronx, the county where this style of music and dance originated in one of the parties organized by DJ Kool Here and his sister Cindy Campbell.
“Happy greetings to hip hop. Hip hop celebrates 50 years, we are going to have a celebration party like we have never seen before and in places where historically they have denied their right to be there. The birth of hip hop is here, in New York”, said Eric Adams, who on previous occasions has said with satisfaction that this genre should be who he is.
As part of the celebration, products related to this popular genre will also be sold, which came out of a neighborhood to become a protagonist in the world of music. Adams made the announcement during a press wheel at Alcaldía surrounded by figures linked to this song, among them the director of the museum, Rocky Bucano.
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“When these brothers and sisters were starting this incredible musical genre, nobody wanted it. I was rejected. He couldn’t be seen by anyone. And until he was criminalized. But they followed ahead and they were audacious enough to be faithful to their arts and crafts”, signaled an emotional Adams, who exchanged the elegant sets that characterized him for casual clothes, as he was supposed to dress the artists of the genre.
“I remember running home to see Video Music Box. Ralph and I went together to secondary school”, he says referring to the television series that was the first to present hip hop videos, created in 1983 by Ralph McDaniels and Lionel C. Martin, who were also the hosts of the program, which was broadcast by the channel of the city of New York between 1984 and 1996.
McDaniels was among the group that attended Alcaldía and reported that all libraries and museums in the city will be involved in the hip hop education campaign.
“All educational facilities will participate in this because I believe it is important. Hip hop uses more words than any other musical genre and I believe it is important that our young people sepan how to use these words and make it work for them, so that they can read more ”, he said.
“Education is the fifth element of hip hop, and that will also be represented in this celebration”, he stated.