Culture June 16, 2019 at 09:00 am

6 books that encourage creativity and innovation in African children

Dr. Nosakhere Griffin-E.L. | Contributor

Dr. Nosakhere Griffin-E.L. June 16, 2019 at 09:00 am

June 16, 2019 at 09:00 am | Culture

When the Beat was Born

When the Beat was Born is a biography of Jamaican born musical innovator and Hip-Hop legend Clive Campbell AKA Kool Herc. The author discusses the Herc’s early Jamaican musical inspirations and how he used them to aid in the development of Hip Hop. The beautiful pictures provide readers with positive and uplifting images of Black life in the early 80s. This book teaches children that they too can become innovators if they pursue something they love with excellence. It also teaches children the Pan-African influence in shaping Hip Hop.


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