I wrote a thing for Viewpoint magazine extending some of the issues Thanu (Dj Ushka) Yakupitiyag and I raised in the workshop “radical organizing from the dancefloor” at the Allied Media Conference
Links to Incite, Fierce, leonineantiheroine, revolutionarycries, infrontantcenter, some of the many many people, especially queer women of color, who have been having these conversations for a while. Points made in my piece have been made by them, and many others, in relation to twerking, dancehall, club music, nightlife etc. I add to it my own experiences and what I learned during my research and time spent in Jamaica learning from people there about what musicking meant and did for them.
Re-using the title from my old mix was too good to resist (although I wish I could have made a new mix especially for this, maybe next time), anyway, here it is: To the party members, thanks to Viewpoint for giving me the platform.