AB celebrates fifty years of rebellious (sub)culture
With HIP-HOP 50, AB celebrates the fiftieth birthday of one of the most exciting cultures in recent music history during the approaching concert season. Hip-hop seems to never age, reinventing itself over and over again, and still functions as a pressure valve for social unrest.
In a programme stretching across the entire concert season, AB aims to bring together the rich past, present and future of the genre. The starting point is the five elements of hip-hop as defined by Afrika Bambaataa, DJ, rapper and founder of The Universal Zulu Nation: MCing (oral), DJing (aural), breakdance (physical), graffiti (visual), and knowledge (mental).
The provisional programme is spread across 25 nights of concerts by national and international artists, numerous workshops (from breakdance to scratching), a podcast series on the many facets of hip-hop, talks and film showings.
Read more about how AB will showcase hip-hop here.