Queering Blackness: A Talk and Dance Party Featuring DJ Lynnee Denise
This event is part of the Queer Possibilities Series; a monthly community-based lecture and dance party series on queerness and social life. Running from February to April and featuring radical theory, hard-hitting community discussions, film showings and great tunes, Queer Possibilities is all-ages (until 9pm) and accessible. This event is self-funded by the organizers.
“Queering Blackness”: A Talk and Dance Party featuring DJ Lynnee Denise
Alteregos Cafe & Catering
2193 Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Suggested donation $10
Known for her eclectic mixes of classic hip-hop, soul, funk and deep house, DJ lynnee denise of Wildseed Music draws from Black social and political movements to present the dynamic range of music of the Diaspora. lynnee denise was resident DJ for “Schomburg Nights” at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and for the Central Park Skaters Association.
She performed in the Orchestra of DJs at the Studio Museum in Harlem and in the Sekou Sundiata and Days of Art and Ideas conference at Harlem Stage. Working as the Sound Designer for the Excavating Motherhood exhibit at the Brooklyn Arts Gym in 2007 sparked lynnee’s passion for combining visual arts, youth development and music production to reflect her broad interest in the concept of humanization through music.
lynnee has been a guest dj at internationally recognized venues in New York City including Joe’s Pub, Mocada Museum, Deity, Sutra, Knitting Factory, Harriet’s Alter Ego and Rush Arts Galleries. She’s spun along side underground and internationally known artists such as Ursula Rucker, Joi, Saul Williams, MC Lyte, DJ Beverly Bond, DJ Spinna, Eric Roberson, Amplified Music (UK tour), Martin Luther, Julie Dexter, Cody Chestnut, Malena Perez, Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers) and Donnie. She was the feature DJ at Spelman College’s “Take Back The Music” and Toni Cade Bambara conferences in Atlanta. Lynnee works as the Director of Programs and Services for exalt youth, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of youth involved the criminal justice system.
She holds a BA in Sociology from Fisk University and an MA in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University.
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