Netflix series explores birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx

A new Netflix series set in the Bronx held its first public showing Thursday night at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. "The Get

"The Get Down" - which portrays the birth of hip-hop in New York City - is seen through the eyes of a group of scrappy, talented teens in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. (8/12/16)

THE BRONX - A new Netflix series set in the Bronx held its first public showing Thursday night at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.

"The Get Down" – which portrays the birth of hip-hop in New York City – is seen through the eyes of a group of scrappy, talented teens in the South Bronx in the late 1970s.

Director Baz Luhrmann says he wanted to explore how a creative idea can seemingly come from nowhere and go on to change the world.

"It led me to work with the founding fathers of hip-hop. It led me to work with writers that are here in the Bronx," said Luhrmann.

The show is available to stream today.

 

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