Dance music and politics have always been intertwined. From the roots of disco as a form of music played in queer, black spaces of refuge from an outside world; to the afrofuturist visions of techno birthed in Detroit; dance music has often been protest music, with club spaces creating a temporary zone of relative safety.
Discwoman are at the forefront of contemporary conversations around inclusivity and representation in dance music. Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Christine McCharen-Tran, and Emma Burgess-Olson (UMFANG) have blazed a trail for women and genderqueer artists in the field. Their work unites trans and cis women and queer folks’ voices, across lines of race and class, to form a truly intersectional movement creating material change in the industry.
On Tuesday 30th April at Brunswick Mechanics Institute, across two panel discussions, we are privileged to host an evening of discourse with all three Discwoman founders present and participating, along with Discwoman artist Yulan Grant (SHYBOI).
This event is a strictly limited capacity with no additional tickets for sale once the General Allocation is exhausted. Local panelists to be announced.
We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the stolen land. We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and their Elders past, present, and emerging.
The Brunswick Mechanics Institute is a wheelchair accessible venue. For any accessibility concerns, please DM the Cool Room page.
An allocation of free tickets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are available – please DM the Cool Room page and we will organise a free.