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Mar 30, 2017 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 2, 2017 4:00–6:00pm
Organized by: Cimatheque
Venue: Cimatheque
Address: 19A ‘Adly Street Floor 5, Apt. 28, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Tickets for 15 EGP
Event Language: English

Doug Pray
US, 2001 – 92 min

Though often confused with rap, hip-hop is an essentially different realm in modern music, with a separate history of birth, and arguably more versatile roots. This is what Doug Pray explores in his documentary Scratch, the notion of hip-hop DJing from the 1970s when they first started introducing breaks to popular records, to the invention of scratching and beat juggling and the relatively recent explosion of turn-tablism. Famous key figures in the world of hip-hop, including Afrika Bambaata, Mix Master Mike and DJ Shadow, lead Pray's camera into actual venues and towns that witnessed the breakthrough of what is now considered the world's most popular musical genre.
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