Afrika Bambaataa – METAMORPHOSE | メタモルフォーゼ

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Afrika Bambaataa

Dance Musicシーンの頂点に君臨する「Afrika Bambaataa」がMETAMORPHOSEの復活を祝して富士山の麓に奇跡の降臨。HIP HOPの創始者にして “Master of Records” と称される彼こそがブレイクビーツを初めてプレイしたDJである。全てのElectronic Dance Musicの根源を生で体現出来る貴重な機会となる。METAMORPHOSEには、2004年、2009年、2012年以来の出演となる。

The legendary DJ and Hip-Hop architect also founder of the Universal Zulu Nation a global awareness organization,Afrika Bambaataa, plays a major roll for creating this multi billion dollar industry that we call hip hop today. Born in the Bronx, Afrika Bambaataa is well acknowledged as one of the 3 founders of Hip-Hop.
He started deejaying in early 1970 and later launched his Hip-Hop oriented music group called the’Unive al Zulu Nation’.His music interests were diversified from the start, and would range from African sounds to RnB, classical, Latin jazz as well as Caribbean Calypso.
Afrika Bambaataa is well known for his endless support for the development of Hip-Hop and deejaying, and which earned him the name’Master of Records’. He was the first DJ to ever perorm break-beats. For this reason, many prominent deejays acknowledge him as the Godfather of Hip-Hop and the Amen Ra of the Hip Hop Culture. Pertinently, he is also accredited as the’Father’of Electro-Funk sound. He was nominated in 2007 for an induction into’The Rock and Roll Hall of fame’, and a visiting scholar to Cornell University in 2012 for three years.
All in all, the legendary Afrika Bambaataa is renown for his contribution to the development of the Hip-Hop, Disco,Electro-Funk and House music genres. He is also known for several of his albums including “Planet Rock”, “Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light” and “Sun City”. His involvement in the music industry is what actually contributes to the accumulation of his overall wealth. This ranges from music production, deejaying acting and performances.