Afrika "Bam" Bambaataa is a character in The Get Down played by Okieriete Onaodowan.
Bambaataa is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City. He serves as a mentor for the Zulu's. He is the prominent leader of The Get Down in the East Bronx.
He vowed to use hip-hop to draw angry kids out of gangs and form the Universal Zulu Nation; a place of peace and love.