The Amistad Research Center
and Ace Hotel New Orleans
present The Messiah of Ancestral House Music and Yoruba Records chief for his debut DJ set at Three Keys, alongside Los Angeles based underground cultural movement scholar and DJ, Lynnée Denise.
Raised during youth in St. Louis, MO, at the age of seven, Osúnlade
discovered the piano and the vision of his life’s destiny was born. By the age of twelve, he found an interest in creating songs of his own. He later formed local bands, taught himself several instruments and studied further the development of his craft. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became one of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him «the messiah of ancestral house music.» Now known for his legendary DJ sets, remixes, and fourteen albums including several mix CDs, Osunlade has placed himself on solid ground. His passion is in Yoruba Records
and maintaining the reputation of its unparalleled quality in music.
is an artist and scholar who was developed as a DJ by her parent’s record collection. Her work is inspired by underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape, and electronic music of the African Diaspora. She’s the product of the Historically Black Fisk University with a MA from the historically radical San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies Department. DJ Lynnée Denise is a Visiting Artist at the California State University Los Angeles Pan African Studies Department.
Dance Party with debut DJ sets immediately follows «Conversations in Color: Black Global Citizenship and Cultural Work in the Digital Age» Artist Talk with Osunlade and Lynnée Denise.
Admission is FREE with RSVP.
But capacity is limited,
so Advance RSVP and Early Arrival are strongly suggested.