Leeway Welcomes DJ Lynnèe Denise to Philly
In December, Leeway and Girls Rock Philly presented Movement Building through MixedTape with DJ Lynnèe Denise. In the class, participants were introduced to “DJ Scholarship”, a practice that shifts the role of DJ as purveyor of party music to archivist and cultural worker who collects, preserves, and performs the history and music of marginalized communities and their movements. Lynnèe broke down the creation of her project, Afro-Digital Migration: House Music in Post Apartheid South Africa. She explored how house music took root in South Africa and shaped its national identity in defiance of and resistance to apartheid. Workshop participants learned how to create a mixed tape as a cultural project, and discussed the process including documentation, podcasting, publishing and communicating the social value of your project for funding. The class took place Sunday, December 6 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Mastery Charter School (927 Johnston Street).
Additionally, Leeway invited DJ Lynnée Denise to participate in a panel review for the annual Transformation Award. Here are the Leeway Transformation Award Grantees!