Don’t miss this immersive evening of hip hop culture as the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and Grandmaster Flash bring together the 4 elements of hip hop.
One of Hip-Hop’s original innovators, musician, and DJ, Grandmaster Flash performs inside our Concert Hall!
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
//COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE //Lyric Court & Arrival Court//
Jam at the Center
Dj & Emceeing
Street Art Demo
Live Demo & Lecture Pre-Concert Experience ($25-$100) 6pm
In addition to a lifetime of career achievements, Grandmaster Flash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also recently collaborated with film director and producer Baz Luhrmann in the Netflix drama series, “The Get Down.” Join us for this once-in-lifetime master class from a music industry legend!
Concert ($25-$50) 8pm
Emerging from the South Bronx in the early 1970’s, Grandmaster Flash has manipulated music by placing his fingers on the vinyl, perfecting beat looping, and discovering many of the most iconic beats still commonly sampled today.
He is also responsible for assembling one of the earliest and greatest rap groups, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. They began their career performing at parties and shows, receiving recognition for their skillful raps. The group pioneered MCing, freestyle battles, and invented some of the staple phrases in MCing. Grandmaster Flash also invented the technique initially called “cutting,” which was later developed by Grand Wizard Theodore into scratching. The community at the Bronx Museum of the Arts has honored Grandmaster Flash with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive contribution to music and Hip-Hop culture.
From his electric shows, to his production role on Netflix’s The Get Down, Grandmaster Flash is at once a historian, a storyteller, and a cultural force. This live show will be a celebration of Hip-Hop’s most formative decade.