Favorite

B-Sides: Afrika Bambataa 

AFFECTIONATE LEADER

click to enlarge b-sides_afrika_bambataa.jpg

It's no doubt that, while never quite commercially successful, Bronx-born DJ Afrika Bambataa helped mold the sounds that founded hip hop. Fusing electronic beats, funky rhythms and more, rap founding father Bambataa pioneered a style of DJing known as breakbeat, but the reaches of this prolific beat maker go past the style, even resulting in a popular rock crossover in the way of Rage Against the Machine covering his "Renegades of Funk" (Yeah, that's a cover).

Take the opportunity to see this legendary musician live in an incredibly intimate setting when Bambataa transforms the Solar Culture Gallery (31 E. Toole Ave.) to Planet Rock on Sunday, March 13. I have a strong feeling this 16 and over show will sell out, so get your tickets, which are $20, in advance at www.statesidepresents.com. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. with 2015 "Best of Tucson"-winning DJ Herm.

Tags: ,

More by Heather Hoch

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Noise Annoys

    Baby Gas Mask, absurdist soul and prog, plus Chaka!
    • Oct 13, 2016
  • Know Your Product

    Stars pick their top five! This week: J Lugo Miller
    • Nov 17, 2016

The Range

UPDATE: Please stop sending your sweet, sweet turkeys!

Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas

Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

More »

Latest in Live

  • Know Your Product!

    Stars Pick Their Top 5! This week: Trackstar the DJ
    • Oct 5, 2017
  • Noise Annoys

    Baby Gas Mask, absurdist soul and prog, plus Chaka!
    • Oct 13, 2016
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Vintage Vinyl

    "As far as I'm concerned, we were the best band in Tucson," said Gerorge "Taco" Miraval, bassist of the Five of Us.
    • Nov 9, 2017
  • Vintage Vinyl

    Don Hinson and the Rigamorticians
    • Oct 26, 2017
  • More »

Facebook Activity

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation