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When the Beat Was Born

DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

When the Beat Was Born( )
Author: Hill, Laban Carrick
Illustrator: Taylor, Theodore
ISBN:978-1-59643-540-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Roaring Brook Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

A John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner

Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc.

On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks--the musical interludes between verses--longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this isWhen the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica...
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Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.99 x 9.75 x 0.39 Inches
Book Weight:0.968 Pounds

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