Friday Nov 15
Breaking down Apache
A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.
Trinidad James Leads the Debate: Has New York Lost it's Magical Music Wand?
DJ Kool Herc is nearly stabbed to death at one of his parties. Although the assault placed a permanent dent on Herc's career, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Disco Wiz , and Disco King Mario kept performing around town.
The Georgia Straight
Sample This chronicles how Vancouver invented hip-hop
Performed by some of the greatest session musicians of the era, "Apache"-with its instantly recognizable drum and conga bridge-was tracked at Mushroom Studios on West 6th Avenue for a project that came to be known as the Incredible Bongo Band.
Breeding Ground Spotlight: Dirty Diana
In an era where an increasing amount of artists are seemingly attaining overnight success, few have accumulated a timeline of consistent career-developing experiences like the subject of this Breeding Ground Spotlight, Dirty Diana .