Doug E. Fresh and
a host of other pioneers, educators and journalists will explore the development
of Hip-Hop at a symposium tonight (November 18th) titled hiphoproots: origins
The rapper will
be joined by other respected pioneers, journalists and educators to discuss
Hip-Hop from its origins in the South Bronx, to it’s explosion across
Pebblee Poo, Electric Boogaloo/Rock Steady Crew member Mr. Wiggles, journalist
Raquel Cepeda, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, director of the Hip-Hop Archive at Harvard
University and Toni Blackman, Hip-Hop Ambassador to Senegal, Ghana and South
Africa and Lela Sewell-Williams, founder of the Hip-Hop Archive Project at the
Schomburg Center will all participate.
Following the symposium,
an exhibition focusing on the historical value of Hip-Hop will commence, showcasing
rare Hip-Hop artifacts such as clothing, turntables, trophies, flyers and books
from the collection of Cold Crush Brother Easy A.D. Harris and photographer
Joe Conzo. (November 18-December 31, 2004).
The even takes
place at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York
and starts at 7:30 pm.