Sugarhill Gang come to Manchester

The 25th May see’s the one & only Sugarhill Gang come to Manchester to play an exclusive gig at Moho Live. They’ve been a major part of the Funkademia musical diet over the last 15 years and the full Funkademia crew will be on the dance floor to celebrate their 30th anniversary here in Manchester.

Coming from the Bronx in New York City in 1979, The Sugarhill Gang jumped over the metaphorical walls of the inner city and into the realm of the mainstream with the first worldwide rap smash hit, “Rapper’s Delight”.

Although rap and hip-hop music had existed for quite a few years prior to The Sugarhill Gang’s rise to fame, it had failed to move out of the areas heavily populated by black families in the 60’s and 70’s.


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