Sugarhill Gang | The Godfathersof Hip Hop
Saturday 6 May, 8.00pm
Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
8 – 10 Donegal Square North (Opposite front of City Hall)
The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is honoured to unveil an act so steeped in hip-hop heritage that the word ‘legends’ hardly seems enough. But then, they were the first.
In 1979, as disco was in its final death throes, a new sound was emerging from the city streets across America, and in particular the block parties of urban New York, its name was hip-hop and The Sugarhill Gang were at its forefront. Rappers Delight, officially the first rap record of all time, sampled Chic’s disco classic Good Times and was an instant worldwide phenomenon. In an instant, The Sugarhill Gang had gone from a group of unknown underground MCs to International stars.
Join us for a special night of celebration of the most important musical movement of the last century.
Doors: 7.45pm | Standing