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In an exciting addition to the upcoming Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), legendary hip-hop figure Grandmaster Flash is poised to take the stage with a keynote address that promises to delve deep into the world of hip-hop and DJing. The speech, part of ADE’s Beats programming, will not only offer insights but also include an engaging Q&A session. Set your calendars for Saturday, 22nd October, as this event is bound to be a highlight of the ADE week-long conference.
For those eager to be part of this unique experience, tickets for Grandmaster Flash’s special address are available through ADE’s official website. The conference programming itself will span from the 18th to the 22nd of October.
Grandmaster Flash’s keynote speech arrives amidst a flurry of global activities commemorating the monumental 50-year journey of hip-hop. In August, the Criterion Channel launched a film series that paid homage to this historic milestone. Additionally, a vinyl compilation titled ‘Raised By Rap’ celebrated the genre’s evolution across five incredible decades, making it a collector’s item for hip-hop enthusiasts.
Further underscoring the significance of this anniversary, in August, the iconic Run D.M.C. headlined the Hip Hop 50 Live event at New York’s illustrious Yankee Stadium. The star-studded lineup included luminaries such as Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Kim, Ice Cube, and many others, making it a historic celebration of hip-hop’s enduring influence.
Last month, ADE provided a sneak peek into its speaker program for this year’s conference, promising an eclectic mix of insights from industry leaders. Additionally, a second wave of artists set to perform at various venues across the city during the event was unveiled at the start of this month, building even more anticipation for ADE 2023.
Grandmaster Flash’s keynote address is not just an opportunity to gain insights into the hip-hop and DJing realms from a true pioneer but also a chance to be part of the ongoing global celebration of hip-hop’s remarkable 50-year journey. As the conference approaches, anticipation is mounting, and ADE 2023 is gearing up to be an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.
Written by: HMR