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Baile Funk’s Electro 80’s

By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter

A Short History Of Baile Funk Part 2, The 1980s Electro Revolution

RIO DE JANEIRO - Afrika Baambaata grew up in The Bronx, New York, and is widely regarded as the Godfather of Hip Hop. As one of the first to mix together funk breaks from popular tunes rather than the whole song, he became famous. As the creator of 1982 track “Planet Rock’ he also unknowingly pioneered a black music revolution in Brazil just as the scene appeared to be losing its footing.

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