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Dust N Dignity is an educational experience to promote dialogue while exploring and maintaining the relationship between music and art.
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Dust + Dignity is an educational experience promoting dialogue + advancing social justice through the exploration of the relationship between music and visual art. In March 2016, we will curate an exhibit featuring an audio tour with over 100 vinyl albums covers -- hand-selected by five of Philadelphia’s most prominent DJ-Vinyl Collectors: Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina, Skeme Richards, and DJ Junior.

Today, we are experiencing an outing of the racial ignorance that has long existed in our city, country, and surrounding world. Born out this injustice and in response to the ignorance is art. In art, we find sound. Music keeps us together; it heals and connects -- it motivates and celebrates. Lyrics give life to our souls, the melodies align our hearts, and the rhythms stoke the fire our movements. Often-overlooked is the powerful connection between an album’s music and the accompanying album visual artwork that binds it all together. From Gil Scott Heron's "Moving Target" to Kendrick Lamar’s highly-acclaimed 2015 release, "To Pimp a Butterfly", the evolution of album artwork has transmitted the dynamism of music and social injustices. Curators: Bruce “DJ Junior” Campbell Jr. - recordbreakin.com, Angie Asombrosa- Cuurlzzz.com, Sarah Mueller - cineSPEAK.org, King Britt - kingbritt.com, Cosmo Baker - cosmobaker.com, Rich Medina - richmedina.com, Skeme Richards - hotpeasandbutta.com 

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

Instagram: @DustNDignity 

Twitter: @DustNDignity 

Facebook: facebook.com/DustNDignity

Venue: paintedbride.org/events/dust-dignity

WHAT IS THE MONEY IS FOR? 

*Printed Promotional Materials: flyers, postcards, etc.

*Installation of the Exhibit: frames, signage, other necessary exhibit materials 

*Documentation: hiring a filmmaker + still photographer 

 *Globe @ MICA Art Print: small run of letterpress exhibition poster 

 *Misc Event Supplies: paper goods and food/bev items that aren't donated

**IF we make our budget and/or exceed it, the organizers (Junior, Angie, and Sarah) will honor our artists with a modest stipend for their time and contribution to the cause.

Risks and challenges

The Dust N Dignity Production Team + Collectors are full of wildly passionate expert artist-educators, movers + shakers, world-class djs, artists, event planners, and long-term residents + lovers of our great city of Philadelphia.

We are all incredibly excited about the opportunity to bring this first-of-its kind exhibit and events series to our city. We know that it will bring together the rich diversity of our communities and showcase the vast treasures of these vinyl connoisseurs.

Thus far, this been a joyful journey and we can't wait to see it come fruition. We've been blessed with great support from local business owners, the Painted Bride, and the record collectors themselves. We know it won't be without challenges but we feel that we got this down. We'll keep you posted with updates all along the way.

In advance, that you for your support! We could not - would not do this without you. Much love, the D+D Team.

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    - 1 Tucker + Bloom Waxed Canvas Ranger Market Bag : Perfect for "a trip to the farmer’s market or weekend cottage getaway. Deep and roomy, it has space enough for all your necessities and more."
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    - 1 Tucker & Bloom 45 DJ Bag with Leather Handle "This functional, long-lasting bag houses everything you need without any of the clutter" (Retail: $200)
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    - 6 hours of studio time at Schooley Street Productions: A recording studio located in South Jersey just outside the city of Philadelphia, 15 minutes from all Philadelphia bridges. This includes tracking, editing, mixing and mastering. Schooley Street uses both vintage and modern recording techniques and is built around a Toft 32 channel analog console. http://schooleystreet.com

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    - 6 weeks of Scratch Academy Philly DJ 101! This is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to learn to DJ. Whether you want to spin at a club, be the next festival superstar, or just pick up a new hobby, our hands-on instruction will teach you the fundamentals of mixing, blending, and scratching. No matter your music tastes or commitment level, DJ 101 will teach you the fundamentals to get started on your journey.
    This class meets once per week for 6 weeks total. (Retail: $425)
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