Pull Up! Exploring Black Youth Club Culture in Toronto is an exhibit and sonic experience dedicated to documenting the experiences of Black youth in alternative party spaces. Through a full weekend of programming, this event will document, examine and celebrate the spaces we create when pushed to the fringes. When Black youth create alternative spaces for celebration out of necessity- what does this culture look like? Our visual artists will explore this question along with central themes around Black youth club culture such as consent, community and modalities of expression.
Fresh Moses is an open format DJ from Toronto. Her passion for making you move your feet is undeniable as she seamlessly moves between contemporary tracks and the oldies you forgot you loved. Fresh Moses spins music that is an extension of the city she reps— cosmopolitan, vibrant and progressive.
Lovebonez spent the last 5 years travelling and living in Washington, DC; London, UK; and Melbourne, AU. It was in London where she first began her journey as a disc jockey. She was introduced to the Roundhouse Theatre’s Young Creatives Program, where she began to practice on CDJs and fell in love with the craft. Upon returning to Toronto, she quickly established herself as a formidable Afrobeats, Hip Hop and House DJ.
Jessica D’Angelo, Curator
Jessica D’Angelo works with brands and artists to elevate their brand narrative through event production, visual story-telling, strategic communication plans, and one-on-one consultations. She manages and develops artists, is a host on ISO Radio, and runs Serious Betty, a culture publication dedicated to highlighting events in Toronto, and creators across Canada.
Yannick is an internationally recognized photographer + cinematographer who has been on a steady incline into prominence throughout various artistic communities. His intimate and eclectic photography style has been known to portray cultural events with a nuance, vibrancy and honesty that Yannick is known for. His more popular work primarily focuses on culture, race, and the historical documentation of Queer + PoC/Black spaces, bodies and lives.
Amika Cooper, also known as BlackPowerBarbie, is a freelance animator and illustrator. She creates work that celebrates feminism and afrocentrism in a playful and cheeky way. Amika has worked on projects with TIFF, the AGO, Venus Festival and many more.
Founded by Vanessa Francis and Rachelle Brown, New Cultura is a Toronto based, women-led collective that shares gems from the new wave of music. Noting that there were few collectives and venues in their hometown where people can go to hear future beats, New Cultura was created based on the idea of creating a space in the city to promote artists and producers with a forward-thinking sound. Their platform is dedicated to like-minded music lovers who appreciate the introduction to these new sounds.
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Pull Up! Exploring Black Youth Club Culture in Toronto
19 Apr 2020
stackt market, The Studio
28 Bathurst St.
Kickoff / Artist Mixer
April 18, 7-10pm
After Party, 10pm – 2am
PANEL DISCUSSION/DJ PROGRAMMING:
April 19, 12-8pm
– This venue is wheelchair accessible.
– If you require any additional assistance, or require additional accommodation(s), please email email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate.
– In case of any changes or cancellation we will notify you via email well in advance.
– Video and photography will be taken at this event.