Afro-Caribbeans play an important role in hip-hop, but their contributions are routinely erased in the culture’s history. Dancehall, reggaeton and hip-hop emerged simultaneously as music of socially and politically oppressed people, and have direct sonic kinship with each other. Celebrate the infamous dancehall queens and reggaeton artists whose aesthetics and musical contributions influenced hip-hop culture. Uplift the existence of queer Caribbean people, who are underrepresented in nightlife spaces and wider pop culture. The party will showcase the first dancehall queen Carlene Smith, Jamaican film star Audrey Reid, reggaeton artist Ivy Queen, and soul train dancer Rosie Perez. Come dressed in your dancehall & reggaeton best.
Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm
Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.
Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm
Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month
All other events happen intermittently