August 5, 2012 | Hip Hop 1942 at Highland Park

In 1942, Dizzy Gillespie penned “A Night in Tunisia.” More than four decades later, the hip-hop heavies of Gang Starr sampled the jazz standard in their major-label debut single, “Words I Manifest.” Such crosspollination happens more often than you might think — so even if you’re a total jazz newb, don’t be surprised if your head starts bobbing in recognition this Sunday at Hip Hop 1942, Revive Music's free concert at Highland Park (Fort Avenue, Roxbury). Starting at 5 p.m., Berklee-affiliated jazz musicians and hip-hop artists (including MC Raydar Ellis, pictured here) will team up to trace the lineage between the two genres, tackling tunes by everyone from Gillespie and Lucky Thompson to A Tribe Called Quest and J Dilla. We bet they’ll make sweet music together.