Calendar of Events that Darkjive’s Ayana Contreras will be featured at. All are free and open to the public.
Brown Sugar Marketplace @ Brown Sugar Bakery
Friday May 6th, 5-8pm
328 East 75th Street, Chicago
Featuring deep old school cuts by Ayana Contreras, The Marketplace has handmade jewelry, leatherwares, clothes, and more. Come for the caramel cake… stay for the soul.
Dance Party @ the Dorchester Projects
Sunday May 8th, 5:00pm-8:00pm UPDATE: Sunday May 15th, 3-6pm
6918 South Dorchester, Chicago
Enjoy Music spun by DJ Ayana Contreras as a prelude to a series of talks about the history of Chicago Soul.
Groove Conspiracy, 2nd Thursdays @ Morseland
1218 West Morse, Chicago
DJ Ayana and Simeon Viltz (of the Primeridian) spin old school gold, gritty gems, and silvery stepper madness. Their weapon of choice: vinyl
Dorchester Sessions I @ Dorchester Projects
Sunday, May 29th (location and time above)
Exploring Quintessential Gospel, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Rock,
and Pop sounds that were born in Chicago, and the people who created them.
Essentially, the live version of Darkjive. Come for the talk, stay to get down.