“First recorded, October 20, 2018 at the Southern California Library, during the Emory Douglas: Bold Visual Language exhibition opening, this mix lives as an intentional exercise in archiving the stories of residents local to South Central over the last 60 years through songs of their choice. It is a community curated and highlights the song suggestions from my own family networks, peers and community members across varying age groups. With a history in Performance art and dance, this was my first venture into DJing and part of my final project culminating an research residency with At Land’s Edge and extended internship with Southern California Library. The aspiration being to present a dynamic intergenerational dialogue on resiliency, economic injustice and the Black Panther’s 10 Point program / community intervention.”
– Turay Pastel
Turay (they/them) is a joy enthusiast and interdisciplinary artist curious about cultivating ecstatic on the dance floor and supporting the resiliency available through body movement, vocal exercise and memory in relationship to music. Their sets explore femmeness, sexual autonomy and BIPOC queer narratives. With music selections from funk to trap, oldies to afrobeat, punk to electronic their vibe goal is to center and uplift womxnist notions of liberation.
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