Afrika Bambaataa biography

Afrika Bambaataa

Hip hop music, Musical Artist

1957 –


Who is Afrika Bambaataa?

Kevin Donovan, better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of break-beat deejaying and is respectfully known as the Godfather and Amen Ra of hip hop culture as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading hip hop culture throughout the world.


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Apr 17, 1957
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Afrika Bambaataa & Family
  • Afrika Bambataa
  • Bambata
  • Afrika Bambaataa and Family
  • Africa Bambaatta
  • Africa Bambaataa
  • Afrika Bambata
  • Afrika Bambaata
  • Africa Bambaata
  • Bambaadaa
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • The Bronx

on July 23, 2013

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