This month, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist finished off the Renegades of Rhythm tour, during which they deejayed Afrika Bambaataa’s records, now archived at Cornell University. To be clear: Those were Bambaataa’s actual, personal records from the late ’70s and ’80s, the exact physical artifacts that helped birth hip-hop. So let’s call that an opening act for this appearance by the man himself. Bambaataa was instrumental in establishing hip-hop, a musician, organizer, theorist and visionary whose music and ideas still reverberate today — particularly at Low End, where genres and generations still align to look for that perfect beat. It will be one of those rare moments where an originator gets to see exactly what strange new things have grown from the seeds he planted so along ago.
Wed., Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m., 2014
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