DJ Diaspora’s all-vinyl journey at Songbyrd
Dj diaspora started buying records in her home town Chicago, inspired by the underground deep house parties in the early 90s. After moving to the UK, she was blown away by West London’s “broken beat” scene, and knew her mission as a DJ– to share broken beat, and its influences, with the US. While DJing in Chicago, Philly, NYC, and DC, DJ Diaspora developed her eclectic blend of broken beat with Afrobeat, Latin beat, deep house, Brazilian jazz, disco, and nujazz, with a focus on the African diaspora (which most of broken beat’s UK originators are from). Over the summer, DJ Diaspora had the honor of opening for Femi Kuti and the Positive Force at 9:30 Club.
Image: painting by Jimoh-Buraimoh layered with wax print fabric from Ghana