The Black Geographies Specialty Group is proud to host Lynnée Denise for our inaugural plenary session - "DJ Scholarship: A Methodology for Sonic Liberation Work".
DJ Lynnée Denise will discuss the elements of DJ Scholarship, a term she coined to explain DJ culture as a mix-mode research practice, both performative and subversive in its ability to shape and define social experiences, shifting the public perception of the role of a DJ from being purveyor of party music to an archivist and information specialist. The talk will include a screening of her latest film project Electric Ring Shout. The film offers elements of the DJ mix tape, provides sonic and visual contextualization of the rhythmic pulse, known as "The One,” and explores music migration and diasporic dialogue as embodied through dance and movement.
Lynnée Denise is an artist and scholar who was developed as a DJ by her parent’s record collection. Her work is inspired by underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape, and electronic music of the African Diaspora. She’s the product of the Historically Black Fisk University with a MA from the historically radical San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies Department. DJ Lynnée Denise is a Visiting Artist at the California State University Los Angeles Pan African Studies Department.
|Introduction||LaToya Eaves Middle Tennessee State University||10|
|Introduction||Danielle Purifoy Duke University||10|
|Panelist||Lynnee Bonner Cal State Los Angeles||40|
|Discussant||Aretina Hamilton Georgia Gwinnett College - Lawrenceville, GA||10|
|Discussant||LaToya Eaves Middle Tennessee State University||10|
To access contact information login