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Too many A.K.A.s June 5, 2009

Posted by Domenico in Music.

And here we go again with another end of the week post. Yesterday I was walking in the corridors of the V.I.C. (Vienna International Centre, that is the place where I work), after had lunch and I saw him. He was big, dressed not like in the videos, without the glasses and the dreadlocks but I swear he was the double of the singer of the band I’m going to talk about today.

Today we talk about Afrika Bambaataa.

Actually we’re not talking of a band but of a single man. In fact Mr. Kevin Donovan, that now has more than 50 years is an American DJ from the South Bronx and during the ’80s his contribution to the hip hop scene was quite significant. He is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather” and “Godfather” and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound.
He can be fully considered as one of the main responsible for spreading rap and hip hop culture throughout the world. I didn’t know that but, like many of the early pioneers in hip hop, he is of Caribbean descent.
I think there is noone having about my age who didn’t dance at least 20 times at the sound of the song “Reckless”, played together with UB40. But today I’m going to post something else, something even more dancy, the song “Just Get Up And Dance”:

Enjoy your weekend.



1. Gio - June 5, 2009

oooooooh, YES! this was fun!!!

here’s reckless … ah, that eighties sound!

2. Andrea - June 5, 2009

Ah… the good old eighties… šŸ™‚

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