Project Title
Diaspora Nights: Daughters of the Dust Edition

event production

Grant Amount


Atlanta is the only southern city known for its vibrant house scene, and every year thousands of people travel to Atlanta for “House in the Park” on Labor Day weekend. Lynnée denise is one of the patrons of this event, not only as a member of the audience, but also as a cultural producer, a DJ. And every year she is left with the same question; where are the women DJs and producers of house music? Her previous travel and research reveals a thread that binds women within the story of house music, and there is little official record of their cultural contributions to the art form. Lynnée will produce an event that will establish historical memory, an archive of creative and networking resources, and exposure for the women involved in the advancement of house music in Atlanta, Georgia. Diaspora Nights: Daughters of the Dust Edition will make certain that women are visible and seen as legitimate practitioners of DJ culture during Atlanta’s most celebrated house music event of the year.