July First Thursday with Noche Libre DJ's Black Daria and Lapaushi
Celebrate the July First Thursday with DJ Black Daria and DJ Lapaushi of the Noche Libre DJ collective, spinning music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo. You can also check out the photography exhibit Angels by Tom Lupton in the PGE gallery.
Inés Paulina Ramírez — aka Lapaushi — was born in Ecuador. She is a visual artist and DJ, currently part of Noche Libre Latinx DJ Collective in Portland, Oregon. She mixes urban rhythms, including the new Latin wave of feminist hip-hop, reggaeton, dembow, electrocumbia, tropical bass, sonidero, and chicha psicodélica.
Her selections come from years of traveling, collecting, and sharing music from various regions of Latin America, exploring and honoring Indigenous memory, and African roots.
DJ Black Daria is a DJ, producer, community organizer, and radio host originally from Portland, Oregon, U.S., and currently based in Mexico City. A music producer/A&R rep at Marmoset Music and co-founder of the DJ workshop We Got Next, DJ Black Daria has become known as a curator of experiences, spaces, and sounds that center the Black + Latinx diaspora. She draws inspiration from her Black American and Mexican roots, reclaiming the dance floor with dancehall classics, r&b edits, perreo anthems, throwback cuts, and everything in between.
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