An evening social and dance party with all proceeds going to the Unity Centre, featuring local and international DJs and activists, who between them are embedded in the practice of music as a liberation technology.
“The Unity Centre gives practical support and solidarity to all asylum seekers and other migrants in Scotland. We also support anyone detained in any UK Detention Centres. The Centre is run by the Unity Centre Collective. We are No Borders. We believe everyone should have freedom of movement. Our office is based in Glasgow, less than 100 meters from the Home Office.” They are a constant source of inspiration for us at Arika.
DJ SETS — Running Order TBC – [email protected]
, DJ D-Harsh, Nena Etza & Moor Mother
Nena Etza is a Scotland based Latinx nonbinary fierce femme who loves playing Latinx tunes from QTWOC artists. They are involved with the Unity Centre and We Will Rise in the fight against the racist immigration system in the UK.
is from Cameroon and has a very big passion for music and fell in love with music, dance and sport at a very early age. They play African, RnB, hip-hop, reggae amongst other musics and are open to requests.
DJ D-Harsh doesn’t do bios.
We imagine in a Moor Mother DJ set you might be reminded that in a very real sense, Grace Jones, DJ Marfox, MikeQ and Alice Coltrane all exist at the same time.
Part of Episode 9:Other Worlds Already Exist 16-19 November Visit arika.org.uk for the full schedule and detailed programme information.
— HOW TO ATTEND
This event is a Fundraiser for The Unity Centre, so if you can afford to, please make a generous donation to support their essential work.
A suggestion might be between £5-£10. However, you are welcome to attend for free if that makes most sense for you. The event is free to attend for folks in the asylum process or in the struggle for papers.
There will be a cloakroom and a paying bar, whose proceeds will go to the Unity Centre.
— ACCESSING THE EVENT
Let us know if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend — [email protected]
Kinning Park Complex has step free access to their Ground Floor hall while their Upstairs space can only be accessed via two large flights of stairs with handrails. The DJs will perform in the Ground Floor Hall. We are currently checking availablity of the Upstairs Hall, and if available we will make this a Quiet/er Space. Check back on this Event Page for Updates.
Kinning Park Complex have two public toilet blocks, both with single stall toilets, one of which is accessible to wheelchair users. During our Party & Fundraiser both toilet blocks will be available for everyone to use.
We are also preparing photographic descriptions of the area around the venues, to indicate drop downs and the general street environment. If you would like a copy of this please email [email protected]