Grandmaster Flash, Hip Hop People, Places & Things | Ulster Performing Arts Center | Theater | Hudson Valley; Chronogram


Grandmaster Flash, Hip Hop People, Places & Things

When: Fri., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. 2019

Scratching, backspinning, punch phrasing—the bedrock elements of hip-hop turntablism—begin in the mid-1970s with Grandmaster Flash, the founding leader of rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. While perhaps the most illustrative showcase of the Jamaican-born Bronx DJ's deft, signature cutting technique is 1981's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," the group's better-known follow-up hits "The Message" (1982) and "White Lines" (1983) are indelible landmarks of modern music. For this UPAC engagement, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will present "Hip-Hop: People, Places & Things," an audio-visual history of the artform he helped create. 7pm. $20. Kingston.

—Peter Aaron

Price: $20

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