Thursday, January 28, 2010

☞ SEE: Home Grown Hip-Hop at MCNY

FREE! Tuesday, February 2nd, starting 6:00 PM at the Museum of the City of New York. From Jazz to Salsa to Hip Hop, Latinos have played a key role in shaping and developing the musical sounds of New York City. Join three pioneers of the Latino Hip Hop movement—Joe Conzo, photographer and author of Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop (Universe, 2007); Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon; and DJ Disco Wiz, author of It's Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop's First Latino DJ (Miss Rosen Editions, 2009)—for a discussion about the roots and challenges of urban Latino Hip Hop and a slide presentation of Joe Conzo's work chronicling the early days of Hip Hop in New York City. Reservations required. To RSVP, call 917.492.3395 or e-mail Additional free performances include "Bachata with 'El Senor Bolero'" (2/19), "Monk's Move" (2/22), "Gino Sitson & Friends" (3/2), and "Annette A. Aguilar & String Beans" (3/23). See the full schedule at the MCNY website: LINK. The Museum of the City of New York is at 1220 Fifth Avenue, between 103rd and 104th Street. The nearest subway are the 6 train at 103rd Street or 2,3 at 110th Street.

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