IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP HOP
Calling all hip hop heads. Celebrate 50 years since Kool Herc’s first jam with three incredible, rarely-screened docs.
August 11th, 1973. An 18 year old Clive Campbell, AKA Kool Herc, has been roped in to DJ a back-to-school jam for his sister, Cindy. The party is at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, an address in the Bronx that will go down in history as the birthplace of hip hop. Herc would later recall observing how that night, “When I extended the break, people were ecstatic”. He would be the earliest major figure to emerge from the mid-70’s Bronx and is widely credited as the originator of the genre. The next morning he was famous across the Bronx. Half a decade later we celebrate a global cultural phenomenon. It’s bigger than hip hop.
Can we kick it? Yes we can. Dust off your Kangol hat, pop on your Adidas and B-boy it on down to the Lexi. We’ll meet you there.
Curated by Harbs Djuma. Co-produced with Black History Studies
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton
Thursday 9 October 2023 @ 19:00
Featuring exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove and Talib Kweli to name a few Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton takes an exclusive look at the avant garde L A based record label that is Stones Throw Records Founded by Chris Manak as a tribute and to promote hip hop music, for the last 20 years Stones Throw has earned its reputation for being one of the most original and influential labels in the world.
With never seen before archival material, rare concert footage and in depth interviews with the artists who put the label on the map, this is a rather insightful and emotional journey through the history of the label If you’re a lover of indie music and hip hop, come along to discover musical gems and marvel at how a tiny independent inspired some of the biggest names in Hip Hop.
Screening as part of our It’s Bigger than Hip Hop strand: celebrate 50 years since Kool Herc’s first jam with three incredible, rarely-screened docs. Curated by Harbs Djuma. Co-produced with Black History Studies: post-show audience discussions with Charmaine Simpson, Founder of Black History Studies.
THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED
This event will take place on THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2023 at 19:00.
The screenings will be held at The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3JU. Located 3 minutes from Kensal Rise Overground Station. Located 10 mins from Kensal Green and 15 mins from Queens Park on the Bakerloo Line. Via Bus, the Okehampton Road stop is right outside the Lexi Cinema, served by 52, 452, 6, 187, 302. Free on-street parking in local streets.
Please book your ticket(s) here https://thelexicinema.co.uk/TheLexiCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=7063259
Event supported by Film Hub London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network,
Funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub