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Sound Of Blackness

Join us for a unique fusion of art and music at STRAAT Museum, Amsterdam on Friday, October 20th, where GDE (Gay Dance Events) Presents: "The Sounds of Blackness DJs" – an electrifying showcase that delves into the powerful connection between music, art, and social change.

Get ready to experience the vibrant intersection of art, music and social history as we bring you an unforgettable afternoon of creativity and expression. Witness the birth of a masterpiece: Watch talented street artists Erico Smit and Noel Deelen transform their emotions, stirred by the powerful beats and rhythms, into captivating works of art right before your eyes.

Immerse yourself in rhythms and melodies courtesy of The Sounds of Blackness DJs, a tribute to the music that shaped generations and continues to inspire change. Don't miss the chance to be part of this cultural experience that celebrates diversity, creativity, and the enduring power of music and art.

This event is not just a showcase; it's a celebration of the human spirit and the ability of art and music to transcend boundaries. Invite your friends, fellow artists, DJs, and a whole live audience to join us for "The Sounds of Blackness" - an afternoon that promises inspiration, connection and a whole lot of soul.

Straat Museum

Amsterdam's museum for street art and graffiti in a 8000 m2 former NDSM shipyard.

The Straat Museum welcomes GDE's Sounds of Blackness, a party that celebrates the black and queer roots of dance music history.

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Amsterdam's museum for street art and graffiti in a 8000 m2 former NDSM shipyard.

The Straat Museum welcomes GDE's Sounds of Blackness, a party that celebrates the black and queer roots of dance music history.

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Festival FAQ

ADE23: we’re ready. The program is complete! The countdown can officially start, with 2.900+ artists and 1.000+ events & initiatives on the roster. Check out the ADE Program page to discover everything on offer for ADE 2023.

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Most festival events have an age limit of 18+ (and sometimes even 21+ or 23+). These are Dutch governmental rules which state that below the age of 18 you are not allowed to enter a club.

Please double-check the promotors or venues website to be sure you can enter the event!

Yes, all official ADE Festival events listed on the ADE website are accessible with your ADE Pro Pass (limited capacity at venues). When ADE Pro Pass capacity has been reached, an one-in-one-out rule applies.