BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #5: Kool Herc Throws His First Party

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Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)

Kool Herc’s apartment 
1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY

When: August 11, 1973

What: With his sister Cindy acting as “promoter,” sixteen year old Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell throws a “back to school” party to raise money for school clothes, and inadvertently launching the musical movement that became known as hip-hop.

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