Party Politics: The Roots of House Music
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20:00 - 22:00 | Free entrance
Spui25 | Spui 25, Amsterdam
DJs, techno and house music have recently become 'mainstream', the big stages of parties are dominated by white men, however, the roots of the music itself can be found in the opposite: a marginalized culture of devoted black LGTBQIA+ dancers, musicians and DJs from i.a. Detroit and Chicago.
When you look at the average techno festival, the representation of these roots is hard to find. As often happens to progressive types of music and subcultures, it is picked up by the masses and is in danger of losing the committed nature. The social context is forgotten and big bucks are being made by others. This evening, we will shed light on the political roots of house music and wonder what remains of this heritage. Can house music be political? What is the contemporary club culture like? And is it possible for issues concerning gender, sexuality and class to enter this arena?
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