Bongo Barbershop
Charlie Ahearn 2007
Documentary Short

Thursday Jan 6, 2011
Free Show

Bruckner Bar & Grill
Indoors at the Bruckner Bar and Grill
South Bronx
1 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, NY 10454
Take the 4, 5 to 138 St. Grand Concourse or the 6 to 138 Street 3rd Avenue

7:00Doors Open
7:45Films begin
9:00Q & A with the filmmakers


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Bruckner Bar and Grill
New York City Council Member Arroyo

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Bongo Barbershop (Charlie Ahearn | Bronx, NY | 8 min.)

An East African MC, Balozi Dola, wanders into a Bronx barbershop on his pilgrimage to find "the real hip-hop." The barber, Flash's original partner DJ Easy Mike, calls out Grand Master Caz, who spits a rhyme on how we are in the place of hip-hop's origins. Shop sweeper DOA adds vocal percussion to the mix and Balozi Dola rhymes back in his native African Swahili. "Bongo" is the Swahili expression for "brain" used in local hip-hop slang. Brought to you by the director of the hip-hop classic "Wild Style."

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