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Hip-hop at 50: how the sights, sounds and moves of the music spread across the world

Adam de Paor-Evans, University of Plymouth

On August 11 1973, DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy threw the now legendary Back To School jam in the recreation room of 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in The Bronx, New York.

Herc’s party represented a coming together of music and the start of something new. The Bronx crowd did not want the dancehall sounds Herc had begun to play. They wanted soul and the tough percussion of funk. So, Herc changed up the sound and used the main switch for the lights like a strobe-light to add atmosphere. Little did they know, that his event would be commonly accepted by the hip-hop fraternity worldwide as the starting point of what was to become one of the most important creative movements of the last century.

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The return of HMV to Oxford Street, what it means to music fans

LONDON, May 2, 2023 /Entertainment/ — The iconic brand is back on Oxford Street where it stood as a driver of music and pop culture in the capital for so long. HMV His (Master’s Voice) is set to return to its flagship store on Oxford Street in London, England. The store was originally opened in 1921 and was the first HMV store in the world. It is one of the most iconic music stores in the world and has been a popular destination for music lovers for generations. Continue reading