We’re dimming our lights, putting away the books, and throwing on our dance shoes for a night to be in community – Friday, June 24 from 10p – 1a with music from the amazing Ushka @ty_ushka and DJ Chocolate Chaos @es_cute, bringing us reggaeton, funk, and Caribbean diasporic beats.
It’s summer, and we are celebrating our victories and resilience with a Red Hot Summer here at The People’s Forum – coming together from all corners of the city to dance, regain strength, and release in community. Save the dates (June 24, July 22, and August 19) and stay tuned for our monthly Red Hot Summer party from afro beats to reggaeton to Arab sounds, featuring some of New York City’s hottest and unique DJs. Suggested donation $10 to sustain our grassroots efforts, and drinks available night of at The People’s Cafe.
Everyone is welcome, see you on the dance floor! Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person events.
Credit: Mario Rubén Carrión
Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Brooklyn-based deejay traversing genres across electronic club & bass music. She deejays from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of global club music. She has performed across the U.S, Mexico, and Canada – including at institutions such as Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, MoMA PS1, American Museum of Natural History, Rubin Museum, The Shed, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, and Montreal’s Fondation Phi. When she isn’t crafting dancefloor spaces, Ushka is an immigrant rights and climate justice advocate. You can follow her on twitter or instagram at @ty_ushka.
Fka raquita, chocolate chaös is a jamaican-born-and-bred, now brooklyn-based hybrid club and transnational bass dj and engineer. A recent transplant from Boston, they’ve held down residencies at zuesdays, pico picante and rare footage. In brooklyn they co-curate free therapy (@00therapy) a community-centered event focused on embodying the therapeutic effects of multidisciplinary art exploration. A lover of all things bass, they pride themself on their versatile and eclectic style which has been strongly influenced by their caribbean roots, queer club culture as well as their time spent in london and cdmx. they design their sets to suit the occasion and lift the spirits.
*community guidelines for the party released soon*