Huffpost Black Voices

Afrika Bambaataa Appointed To Three-Year Term As Cornell Visiting Scholar

Posted: Updated:
Getty Images

ITHACA, N.Y. — Hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa (bam-BAH'-tah) has been appointed to a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University.

The appointment announced Tuesday was made by Cornell University Library's Hip Hop Collection in conjunction with the Ivy League school's music department.

Bambaataa will visit Cornell's upstate New York campus several days each year to talk to classes, meet with student and community groups, and perform the music he helped create and expand. His first visit will be in November.

Cornell officials say the university's library contains the largest national archive on hip hop culture, documenting its birth and growth by preserving thousands of recordings, fliers, photographs and other artifacts.

Around the Web

Afrika Bambaataa - Welcome to The Official site of The Universal ...

Afrika Bambaataa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock - YouTube

Afrika Bambaataa - Looking for the Perfect Beat - YouTube

Afrika Bambaataa - Renegades of Funk - YouTube

Afrika Bambaataa-Planet Rock Kraftwerk Original Video - YouTube

Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force | Free Music, Tour Dates ...

Afrika Bambaataa | Bio, Pictures, Videos | Rolling Stone

Afrika Bambaataa - IMDb

Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow Among 2012 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Inductees

WKQI wants Katie Holmes to call

Groundbreaking comic artist, educator Kubert dies

Hear Boy Kid Cloud's Summer Party Mixtape