Just get up and dance.
That's the Electrofunky philosophy of Afrika Bambaataa, AKA the Godfather of Hip-Hop. And for the last four decades, Bam's been fighting for the right to "Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun."
He reinvented hip-hop with "Planet Rock." He founded the Universal Zulu Nation to combat gang violence. And he took his message to every hood on Earth.
These days, Afrika's serving a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University. And there's even an active petition to nominate him for a Nobel Peace Prize.
This weekend, though, he and the Universal Zulu Nation will be doin' good and havin' fun in Miami. So just get up and dance and win some free tickets.
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Afrika Bambaataa Ticket Giveaway Instructions
1. Head over to Crossfade's Facebook page.
2. Find the Afrika Bambaataa update and leave a comment.
3. From the pool of commenters, we'll randomly select a prospective Universal Zulu Nation member to join Afrika and the UZN at PAX this weekend. So keep an eye on your Facebook messages.
4. Last thing ... You only have until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 14, to enter.
Universal Zulu Nation Miami Chapter 20th Anniversary Party and Fundraiser. Hosted by Jaqui Toma and Oski Gonzalez. Music by Afrika Bambaataa, Rubox, Lego, DJs Klassik, Heron, Immortal, Tom Laroc, and others. Saturday, June 15. PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Call 305-640-5847 or visit paxmiami.com.