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Free NYC Park Event This Weekend : [40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop culture][“Hotter Than July” A Soul Train Tribute to Stevie Wonder]

DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna

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Free Park Event in NYC

40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop culture with DJ Kool Herc and Special Guests: Coke La Rock, Roxanne Shante, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, Grand Master Theodore, DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, DJ Jerry Dee, Skoob from DAS EFX, Soul Sonic Force and many more!

Saturday, August 10, 2013
@ Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Manhattan MAP
3:00pm – 7pm

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DJ Kool Herc

DJ Kool Herc

DJ Kool Herc is considered by many to be the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

DJ Premier

DJ Premier

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Free Park Event in Harlem, USA

“Hotter Than July” A Soul Train Tribute to Stevie Wonder Featuring: DJ Spinna and special guests / Screening: “Hotter Than July” In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation

Sunday, August 11, 2013
7:00pm – 9:30pm
@ Marcus Garvey Park
Madison Ave, E. 120 St. to E. 124 St., Manhattan  MAP

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“Hotter Than July” BBC Documentary Screening

Fifty years ago, the legendary Stevie Wonder released his first single “Fingertips”, which topped the Billboard Pop Singles and R&B charts and launched his career. In celebration of this seminal release, SummerStage and ImageNation present an evening dedicated to one of Wonder’s historic music moments, his Soul Train performance. In this legendary episode of Soul Train, Wonder reinvents the Soul Train theme song. Taking from his inspiration, presenting partner Injoy Enterprises has guest-curated performances by a team of talented musicians and singers who will put their own personal spins on Wonder’s hit songs. “Hotter Than July” A Soul Train Tribute to Stevie Wonder will feature: Mika, Gloria Ryann, Asa Lovechild, Darien, Mike Hammond, Chris Robb, and Vivian Sessoms, all backed by the funk band Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle with DJ Spinna.

DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna is an extraordinary deejay, producer, re-mixer, and music historian possessing a remarkable mix of musical abilities. He went on to become a cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s golden era providing the musical canvas for lyrical giants like Eminem, Mos Def and Talib Kweli. A producer of timeless classics and collaborator with Hip-Hop legends like Brand Nubian, Masta Ace, Guru, and The Jungle Brothers, he also built a reputation as a crucial re-mixer reworking major label hits for the likes of De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, George Michael and a hard-driving soulful remix of Michael Jackson’s “We’re Almost There.” A protégé of Stevie Wonder, audiences will often find him travelling and performing with the artist.

“Hotter Than July” is a rare BBC documentary that examines Stevie Wonder’s musical insight and preparation for his 1980-1981 USA tour. Infused with personal interviews, backstage antics and an appearance at the Washington Rally to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr and more, this film gives intimate insight into one of music’s most celebrated stars.

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SummerStage 2012 Schedule

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SummerStage brings over 100 free performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs.

 R&B duo Groove Theory has released only one album, 1995’s silky, self-titled chart topper. Both members, Amel Larrieux and Bryce Wilson, went on to solo careers, each notable in its own right, but never matching the power of hits like “Tell Me” and “Baby Luv.” Groove Theory, Soulive, Rioq & Raz with Strings (Black Thought & Rahzel with Strings) performed at Central park SummerStage on Father’s Day. The Roots drum whiz Questlove deejayed between sets. 

Free Concert in June 2012 

Brand Nubian

Brand Nubian

Wednesday, June 20 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop
Brand Nubian/Game Rebellion

@ Red hook Park, Brooklyn 

Free Concert in July 2012

 Tuesday, July 10 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop
Chubb Rock/Kurtis Blow/DJ Bent Roc

@ Crotona Park, Bronx

Sunday, July 15 7 – 9 pm
Oldies Soul
Blue Magic/Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

@ Crotona Park, Bronx


Tuesday, July 17 7 – 9 pm

Oldies Doo Wop/Soul
Chi-Lites/Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

@ Queensbridge Park, Queens

Big Daddy Kane

Wednesday, July 18 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop
Big Daddy Kane/Marley Marl

@ Queensbridge Park, Queens

Thursday, July 19 7 – 9 pm
Oldies Soul
War/Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

@ Queensbridge Park, Queens

Tuesday, July 24 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop/R&B
Full Force/Force MD’s Johnny Kemp/Jeff Redd/Meli’Sa Morgan

@ Springfield Park, Queens

Tamia

Thursday, July 26 7 – 9 pm
R&B Pop
Tamia

@ Springfield Park, Queens

Tuesday, July 31 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop
Keith Murray/Beatnuts

@ Tappen Park, Staten Island

Free Concert in August 2012

Wednesday, August 1 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop
Rob Base

@ Tappen Park, Staten Island

Thursday, August 2, 7 – 9 pm
R&B Disco
GQ/Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

@ Tappen Park, Staten Island

Sunday, August 5,  4 – 8 pm
Gospel
Hezekiah Walker & Friends/Vashawn Mitchell/Le’Andria Johnson/James Fortune & F.I.Y.A.

@ Central Park, Manhattan

Thursday, August 9 7 – 9 pm
R&B Hip Hop
Jon B/Jagged Edge

@ Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Eric Benet

Sunday, August 12 4 – 8 pm
R&B
Eric Benet & More

@ Central Park, Manhattan

Tuesday, August 14 7 – 10 pm
Neo Soul
Goapele/Yolanda Zama/Screening: “Come Back Africa”

@ Central Park, Manhattan

Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier

Wednesday, August 22 7 – 9 pm
Old School Hip Hop DJ Play
Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier

@ East River Park, Manhattan

For more info; visit summerstage.org