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Summer Preview Showcase ft. Shuggie Otis, People Get Ready, Ofei, Joshua Nelson, & DJ Kool Herc - Highline Ballroom
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Date: 01/10/13
Hours: 7pm
Ages: TE,AD
Price: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Address: 431 W. 16th Street - 212-414-5994
www.highlineballroom.com

Description: Shuggie Otis, for those not familiar with him through David Byrne's heroic disinterment of his 1974 album, Inspiration Information or through his authorship of the wonderful Strawberry Letter 23 - is the son of legendary R `n' B bandleader Johnny Otis. Steven Reker, an Arizona native who moved to New York in the early aughts, formed People Get Ready in the summer of 2009 with co-conspirator Luke Fasano. The elusive artist Ofei released his debut track 'London' via his own site to industry fanfare. You may have never heard of "kosher gospel" music before, but the inspirational performances of Joshua Nelson, the creator of this style, will surely call out to your soul. Considered by many to be the "first hip-hop D.J". In the early stages of hip hop music, DJ Kool Herc brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as "breaks.

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