We asked some of the emerging DJ’s, event producers, and Black culture pioneers of Toronto’s nightlife scenes to share their story with us.
Click here to interact with the phonebook and hear them discuss their experiences and come-up stories, and find out how they went about making spaces for themselves and others like them.
Kazeem Kuteyi is a cultural curator, DJ and co-founder of New Currency, a global youth culture platform dedicated to the exchange of ideas. Kazeem Kuteyi discusses the function of club culture in pushing culture forward.
Gisselle Rodriguez also known by her alias ‘Litney Worldwide’ is a 22 yr old Queer, femme, Afro Latinx DJ and creator of Bi or Bye. An inclusive safe party space for Queer, trans and non binary folk alike. Litney talks about one of her most memorable gigs- Toronto pride 2019.
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Kiga / Kuruza
Kiga is DJ/Producer , born in Bujumbura, raised in Addis Ababa and now based in Toronto. He is the co-founder of the collective Kuruza known for their afro dance party in the city. His goal is to contribute in redefining the African dream using different mediums of expression and his creativity to build platforms.
Said Yassin is a founding member of Toronto’s DIY charitable party, Dudebox and It’s Ok*, a multi genre intimate concert series.
*Click the Closed Caption button on the video for English translation
Bringing energy to the dance floor, Curator Fly spins afrobeats, r&b and classic hip hop with a vast experience across the toronto club and party scene from nest to wayward, stori aperitivo bar, socialite, mrs robinson and east thirty-six. He is also the co-host of KIF radio and co-founder of excuse my french 416, a collective organizing events like creme de la creme and social lit to name a few.
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