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Hip-Hop for a Cause: The Kool Herc and Clyde Stubblefield Benefit Concert

Hip-Hop for a Cause: The Kool Herc and Clyde Stubblefield Benefit Concert
Featuring student performances and demonstrations from the Hip-Hop Diploma Program
Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All Ages – Cover $3.00

Hip-Hop Studies LogoThe McNally Smith College of Music Hip-Hop Studies Diploma Program and Cause Spirits and Soundbar is proud to present a benefit concert for two key pioneers from the hip-hop world. DJ Kool Herc, widely recognized as the godfather of hip-hop music and culture, and Clyde Stubblefield, the drumming legend behind the most sampled loop of all time, are both facing large medical bills. Both men have made incredible contributions to contemporary music, and McNally Smith is proud to offer support, and demonstrate their influence on our students.

McNally Smith students will donate their time and energy to this laudable cause and perform pieces from the classes they are currently taking in the Hip-Hop Diploma program. This will feature performances from DJs, live ensembles, poets, emcees, and speakers. The event will be co-emceed by Hip-Hop Diploma Coordinator Toki Wright and Assistant Coordinator Sean McPherson. All proceeds from this event will be split evenly between Kool Herc’s fund (administered by his sister Cindy Campbell) and The Coalition for Clyde Stubblefield.

The concert will be held at 6:00 p.m., March 31, at:

Cause Spirits and Soundbar
3001 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612.822.6000

The show begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. There is a cover charge of $3, proceeds of which will be split evenly between Kool Herc’s fund and The Coalition for Clyde Stubblefield. If you can’t make the event but still wish to donate, visit the above links for more information.

For directions, quesitons, or further information, contact Sean McPherson.

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