'Paths Of Rhythm' Pop Up Hip-Hop Exhibition Comes To Queens

'Paths Of Rhythm' Pop Up Hip-Hop Exhibition Comes To Queens

Published Mon, November 20, 2023 at 1:30 PM EST

Geechie Dan, co-chairman of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame and co-host of Planet of The Tapes on Rock The Bells Radio, is curating a Hip-Hop pop up museum in Queens, NY with Wendy Amirah Berot, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s director of program operations.

The Paths of Rhythm pop-up will showcase the storied history of Hip-Hop in the World’s Borough at King Manor Museum, located at 150-03 in Jamaica, on Nov. 27. The event will kick off with a reception at 7 p.m. and guests will have the opportunity to view Geechie's vast collection of artifacts, which include British Walkers, cassette tapes, audio and more, dating back to the 1970s. Berot, filmmaker Luc Stephen and DJ Candy Johnson also contributed items to the museum, according to the JCAL director of operations.

Dan, who grew up not far from the museum, says that he is honored to curate the pop-up. “I’m originally from Hollis/St. Albans, and curating Paths of Rhythm is really special for me,” he said in a statement. “It’s about being able to empower our community and have ownership of our culture and artform.”

Berot said that Queens helped to grow the Hip-Hop movement thanks to acts like Run-DMC, LL COOL J, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Sweet Tee and Roxanne Shantè. “Paths of Rhythm [taken from the title of A Tribe Called Quest's debut album] showcases only a portion of the different branches of Hip-Hop, all of which have left their indelible mark in Queens,” she said in a statement.

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