"Surfacing": How Communities Use Music to Create Change

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Doors at 6:30pm

Music. Moves. Change makers.

Experience the music and dance that’s changing the world. The Times Surfacing team is traveling home and abroad to surface stories that don’t get told. From N.Y.C. burlesque to Mexican rappers to L.A. Chicano culture in Japan. For one night, experience firsthand the Surfacing photos, videos and music that bring you closer to it all. Plus, stay for an hour-long dance set inspired by the reporting of the team’s own Walter Thompson-Hernández.

Walter, a Los Angeles-based visual journalist and Surfacing fellow for The Times, will be hosting the evening along with Joanna Nikas, editor of the Surfacing series and an editor in the Styles section. Longtime friend DJ Francesca Harding of Los Angeles’s 90.7FM KPFK will keep the dance floor moving.

Photograph above: Munroe Lilly at a recent performance by brASS: BrownRadicalAss Burlesque, a New York City burlesque troupe created by queer women and women of color to redefine the burlesque scene. Photo by Walter Thompson-Hernández, The New York Times

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  • 7PM–Friday, August 17
  • Doors at 6:30pm
  • $35

Doors at 6:30pm

Music. Moves. Change makers.

Experience the music and dance that’s changing the world. The Times Surfacing team is traveling home and abroad to surface stories that don’t get told. From N.Y.C. burlesque to Mexican rappers to L.A. Chicano culture in Japan. For one night, experience firsthand the Surfacing photos, videos and music that bring you closer to it all. Plus, stay for an hour-long dance set inspired by the reporting of the team’s own Walter Thompson-Hernández.

Walter, a Los Angeles-based visual journalist and Surfacing fellow for The Times, will be hosting the evening along with Joanna Nikas, editor of the Surfacing series and an editor in the Styles section. Longtime friend DJ Francesca Harding of Los Angeles’s 90.7FM KPFK will keep the dance floor moving.

Photograph above: Munroe Lilly at a recent performance by brASS: BrownRadicalAss Burlesque, a New York City burlesque troupe created by queer women and women of color to redefine the burlesque scene. Photo by Walter Thompson-Hernández, The New York Times

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