Celebrate Hip Hop at Leeds City Museum this Saturday

Picture caption: Lovers of Hip Hop can enjoy a special day of events and activities at Leeds City Museum.

The Godfather of Hip Hop culture Afrika Bambaataa, is set to make an appearance at a popular Leeds museum this weekend as part of a special free event celebrating Hip Hop’s 40th birthday.

In what promises to be an occasion not to be missed, a range of fun activities will be available on Saturday 22 November at Leeds City Museum from 11am-4pm. The day will include; Hip Hop element taster workshops, a baby Hip Hop party, live performances, memorabilia stalls and a meeting of the minds live Q&A, which will include Afrika on the panel.

Devised by the Universal Zulu Nation UK who are this year celebrating their own 41st birthday, this is the perfect chance for anyone with an interest or passion for Hip Hop to celebrate the genre, which continues to captivate audiences from all around the world.

This event compliments a visual exhibition exploring the history of Hip Hop, developed by a collective of Leeds’ acclaimed artists; Hyro, Marcia Brown, Zulu LSK, Gen01, Fudge and Zulu King Monk.

Find out more about the phenomenal culture of Hip Hop through the ‘Architects of Kulture’ display currently on show at Leeds City Library.

To find out more about what is on at Leeds City Museum, please see: www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"We are delighted to be hosting this special event at Leeds City Museum as part of the celebrations marking Hip Hop’s 40th birthday.

"A rang of brilliant activities and events, including taster workshops and live performances will be available on the day, and if this was not enough, also set to attend is the legendary Godfather of Hip Hop Culture, Afrika Bambaataa."

Artist, Zulu King Monk said:

"This is a once in a life time opportunity to meet face to face with a global game changer who will be revered as one of the greatest of men to walk the planet in years to come - Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather and architect of phenomenal culture known as Hip Hop."

Notes to editors:

Leeds City Museum is a free attraction located just up the steps on Millennium Square in Leeds city centre.

Admission free. Mondays closed (except bank holiday Mondays 11am-5pm), Tues, Weds and Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Sat and Sun 11am-5pm.


Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 8BH.

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk