Afrika Bambaataa Appointed Visiting Scholar At Cornell University
Cornell University’s library boasts the largest national archive on hip-hop culture and features thousands of recordings, flyers, photographs and other artifacts outlining its birth in South Bronx. Now the University has just acquired a living legend on campus.
Hip-hop forefather Afrika Bambaataa can officially add a new line to his impressive résumé: visiting scholar. That’s exactly the title he’s taking on at Cornell University, where he’ll begin his three-year term in November. Each year, he’ll visit the Ithaca, New York campus for several days, during which he’ll meet with student groups, speak to classes, and, of course, perform.