with DJ Diaspora & DJ Mezkla

Upstairs, 21+

DOORS: 11:00 PM // SHOW: 11:00 PM

--AfroSonidera at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Upstairs, room for dancing--

Afrofuturism is an exploration and methodology of liberation, simultaneously both a location and a journey. ~D. Denenge Akpem

Sounds: AfroFuture, Future Bass, Afro-Latinx Dancehall, Afrohouse, Tribal House

Dancing: Encouraged

DJs: Dj diaspora has been spinning Broken Beat, Deep House, AfroFuture and related sounds since 1998 across DC, NYC, Chicago, and Philly. All vinyl. This summer she had the privilege of opening for Femi Kuti & the Positive Force. soundcloud.com/dia-spora

DJ Mezkla, a U.S. Salvadoran-Guatemalan from the D.C. area, focuses on polyrhythmic, driving, dancehall and sonidera musics that blend upfront and vintage Afro/Latinx genres. As a cultural hybrid, he uses music from cutting edge non-western voices as an expression of his transcultural backgrounds, and as a tool against D.C's segregation. mixcloud.com/illselection/

Image: Take It To The Bridge/Trance-Atlantic, Kevin Sipp 2009