About this Event
GetOpen Sessions & MOJÙGBÁ present SOLSDANCE : the equinox set to sun and sound. A FULL DAY of House, soul & afro inspired rhythms for a summer send off house music session in Malcolm X Park.
Let music engulf your senses one last time. Immersed in sound & positive energy, dancing to special deep (we mean REAL DEEP) house selections restore & increase energy, enabling the body to heal & free itself. Our intention is to raise vibrations from earth to sky covering the entire house, soul, world, tech & sonic spectrum. Sessions are open and free to all but we humbly request you register & consider making a donation. All proceeds go to your selectors & organizers.
Sounds curated by MOJUGBA & GetOpen Sessions and special wellness sessions scheduled set to the vibes delivered by DJs, Aphrosoul (MOJÙGBÁ, BKNY/DC, WPFW 89.3FM) / Deep Just (GetOpen Sessions, NYC/NJ, Mi Casa Holiday, Dancegruv Radio) & special guests.
12:00-8:00 Solsdance House Music with Aphrosoul & Deep Just
1:30 - 2:00 Breathwork with H. Alejaibra Badu
2:00 - 3: 00 Qigong with Nicole Jackson
Pack your picnic blankets, coolers, chairs, tents & your DANCE SHOES. You have to let GO to GetOpen. The dance floor is the door.
Details: Soundscape curated by DJs, APHROSOUL / DEEP JUST & special guests DJ Shango.
Keep reading & get to know our performers.
Aphrosoul (Lukumi People; Yoruba Records, MOJÙGBÁ, BKNY/DC) is a musical, cultural, and spiritual polymath. In addition to being a captivating DJ, he is a spiritual conduit, plant- based yogi, Usui/Tibetan Reiki master teacher, and founder of Lukumi People Music & Oracle Bohemian Artifacts. Aphrosoul has been in the music scene for more than half his life. He has worked as a club security doorman, promotor, dancer, and radio personality. His deep-house DJ sets can be best described as “ancient future soul music.” He’s spun alongside a litany of iconic DJs and musicians that include DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Quentin Harris, Danny Krivit, Tony Humphries, Osunlade, Carlos Mena, Barbara Tucker, Julie Dexter, Donnie, Tamara Wellons, Les Nubians, Amel Larrieux, After 7, Rahsaan Patterson, Wunmi.
His lifelong connection to music transcends the body, mind, and soul. He is also the founder of the long-running sacred dance gathering, MOJÙGBÁ, which began in 2013 and based in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Aphrosoul is also a cofounder of two annual festivals — HEAL & RELEASE DC and Solsdance. Both festivals focus on holistic health and wellness via the mediums of art, music and dance. In 2017, Aphrosoul returned to his radio broadcasting roots, which began at KPFT 90.1FM and KTRU 96.1FM between 1999 and 2002. He currently curates a weekly broadcast radio show on WPFW 89.3FM and a bi-weekly internet radio show on Eaton Radio.
Aphrosoul takes people on a journey back to their divine selves through the Yoruba spiritual practice of ancestral reverence and guidance, using uplifting vibrational frequencies to facilitate love and healing through the power of music
Connect with Aphrosoul music here...https://www.mixcloud.com/LukumiPeople/
Deep Just aka DJ AQuaBeaT is a DJ/Producer and the founder of GetOpen Sessions. He is a veteran of the NYC house music scene with over 25 years behind the turntables and even more on the dance floor. Deep Just is known for his technical approach, thoughtful selection and passionate sets. His productions, like his playing are a soul filled blend of afro inspired rhythms and deep tech beats rooted in musical exploration.
Deep Just has shared billing with some of the most influential house dj's and producers in the business; Boddhi Satva, Dhundee, Op, Jihad Muhamad, ?uestlove, Josh Milan, Julius the Mad Thinker, Fred P (Black Jazz Consortium), Hallex M, Dj Qu, Oscar P, Spider (NYC), E-Man, Jose Marquez, Dj Disciple, Salah Ananse, Hard Hittin' Harry, Master Kev, and Sabo to name a few. He's played in NYC, New Jersey, Washington DC, Omaha, Boston, St. Louis, Denver; Atlanta, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba and at such festivals as The Winter Music Conference; Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Atlanta Weekender and Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday.
Deep Just's productions have been globally released on imprints such as United Music Records, Soul People Music, Heavy, WhasDat Music, Sound Designers Recordings, Soundmen on Wax, Boards and Open Bar Music,
Connect with Deep Just music here: http://www.soundcloud.com/deepjust
The GetOpen Sessions Park Tour's mission is the realization of the GetOpen Sessions vision in a community friendly and family oriented outdoor environment by teaming with local events, community groups and holistic service providers.
SOLSDANCE is a collaborative initiative hosted by MOJÙGBÁ (BKNY/DC), GetOpen Sessions
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Meridian Hill Park, 16th Street Northwest, Washington, United States