DJ Culture: the First 30 Years

Interactive, participatory exhibit looks at music culture rooted in East L.A., June 7 - August 9

By Adrian Rivas
Published on LatinoLA: June 3, 2008

DJ Culture: the First 30 Years

G727 is pleased to present ‘«£Featuring the Lightz and Soundz of...‘«ō, an interactive participatory exhibition celebrating the first 30 years of DJ culture rooted in East Los Angeles.

This exhibition will develop over the course of nine weeks and invites the public to contribute their party flyers, images, anecdotes, and spinning skills to an ongoing series of events and remembrances, while developing a living archive that can serve as the basis for historical research of the genre‘«÷s contribution to the Southern California cultural landscape.

Working in collaboration with groups such as BacktoDisco.com (a social networking website for the Los Angeles disco scene) and Power Tools (a weekly DJ mixshow program on Los Angeles‘«÷ Power 106 FM), which have chronicled the nuances of the DJ scene and continue to keep it alive in
underground settings, ‘«£Featuring the Lightz and Soundz of...‘«ō will function as a staging ground for the search of the intimate and personal experiences that have contributed to the formation of distinct alternative dance movements, honoring the complexities of its chronology, geography, and surrounding social context.

G727 welcomes testimonies, photos, flyers and mixes (cassette, CD or MP3) to help build the narrative about the variety of spaces and happenings that make up the first 30 years of East L.A. DJ culture. This exhibition provides a collaborative contextual framework for participants, past and present, to become active producers in the documentary process of their own cultural histories.

For more events visit us at http://www.g727.org/DJworkshops.html or Join our email list at gallery727losangles@yahoo.com

‘«£Featuring the Lightz and Soundz of...‘«ō: A 30-Year Survey of DJ Culture from East L.A.

June 7‘«Ű August 9, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 14, 7- 11pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday 12-6pm

g727 (formerly Gallery 727)
727 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213 627 9563

About Adrian Rivas:
Adrian Rivas can be reached at gallery727losangeles@yahoo.com. His MySpace page is at:

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