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Afrika Bambaataa, 1957-

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Personal name headingAfrika Bambaataa, 1957-
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Variant(s)Bambaataa, Afrika, 1957-
Donovan, Kevin, 1957-
Taylor, Lance, 1957-
Afrika Bambaataa Aasim, 1957-
Bambaataa Khayan Aasim, 1957-
Bambaataa, Khayan Aasim, 1957-
LocatedBronx (New York, N.Y.)
Birth date1957-04-17
Place of birthBronx (New York, N.Y.)
Field of activityHip-hop Electronica (Music) Funk (Music) Rap (Music)
AffiliationBlack Spades (Street gang) Zulu Nation (Musical group) Soulsonic Force (Musical group)
Tommy Boy Music Capitol Records, Inc.
Profession or occupationDisc jockeys Community activists Rap musicians
Found inGrandmaster Flash. Essential mix classic edition, p2002: container (Afrika Bambaataa)
All-music guide, June 18, 2002 (Afrika Bambaataa, b. Kevin Donovan, Apr. 10, 1960; seminal Bronx DJ during the 1970s)
African American National Biography, accessed October 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bambaataa Aasim, Afrika; Kevin Donovan; disc jockey, master of ceremonies, community activist/leader, rapper; born 10 April 1960 in New York, New York, United States; organized the Savage Seven, a Bronx River Projects- area street gang, which became known as the Black Spades; established The Organization, later known as the Zulu Nation, a group of racially and politically aware rappers (1974); changed his name to Afrika Bambaataa Aasim (1970s); was instrumental in developing guidelines to choose the winners in DJ contests (1976); had record debut as a producer with his band, Soul Sonic Force, recording "Zulu Nation Throwdown" (1980); signed with Tommy Boy records and released "Jazzy Sensation" (1982); left Tommy Boy records (1986) and signed with Capitol Records; traveled around the world promoting hip-hop and giving concerts in England with Hip Hop Artists Against Apartheid to benefit the African National Congress (1991); helped raise money for the Ansar community (Muslim sect))
Cornell University Library Rare and Manuscript Collections, Afrika Bambaataa Hip Hop Archive (LANCE etched into LP formerly owned by Bambaataa; "This album belongs to: Bambaataa Khayan Aasim" handwritten on disc jacket of Dogs of war LP formerly owned by Bambaataa)
Chang, Jeff, Can't stop, won't stop, 2005: page 91 ("Most likely, Bambaataa was born in April of 1957. He won't say. 'We never,' he pointedly admonishes interviewers dumb enough to ask, 'speak on my age.'")
Wikipedia, August 2, 2016 (Afrika Bambaataa; Lance Taylor, aka "Kevin Donovan"; born April 17, 1957; better known by stage name Afrika Bambaataa; from the South Bronx, New York)
AllMusic WWW site, September 20, 2016: Biography (Afrika Bambaataa; born April 17, 1957)
Associated languageeng
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