• Posted:Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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How about an alternative tour in a New York hostel?

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How about an alternative tour in a New York hostel?
Individuals who are keen to find out more about the music scene in the US might like to take in a hip-hop tour of the Bronx and Harlem.

It could be the ideal excursion to get out of that hostel in New York and see a bit of the country off the beaten track.

Jerry Dee Lewis, who runs one of these types of explorations, which can be done on the bus or by walking, noted that people will learn about four elements of the genre - DJing, MCing, B-boying (or break dancing) and graffiti writing, the Independent reports.

He added: "Hip-hop went global when the Rock Steady Crew from the Bronx appeared in the film Flashdance in the 1980s but what a lot of people don't know is hip-hop has been going on since 1973."

Along the trail, travellers will get the chance to visit the Graffiti Hall of Fame, which will show how playground walls have been changed by invited graffiti artists.

The tour is concluded at the so-called heartbeat of Harlem - 125th Street - which is where the Apollo Theatre is and could be somewhere to book a New York hostel for those who want to experience the real deal on the streets.

He added: hip-hop can be heard all over "but to really understand it you have to come to the Bronx and Harlem to see where it began".

But those who share their love of music with that of other culture forms might be interested in attending the Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn on September 24th until the 26th.

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