CIMMfest presents Afrika Bambaataa @ The Promontory. 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago.
Afrika Bambaataa was raised in The Bronx, where his early electro-funk experiments helped lay the foundation of hip hop, rap, and myriad electronic styles. Breaking away from violent street gangs that plagued his neighborhood, Bambaataa helped popularize hip hop in his city and beyond, igniting a global hip hop movement and spreading a message of positivity, unity, non-violence, and social awareness. Four decades later, his music and its message are all the more powerful the world over.