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DJ Camp 2017

19 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Summer Shake Up

DJ Big Face  |  Chulita Vinyl Club

Ballroom joined forces with Summer Shake Up, offered by Marfa ISD in collaboration with other community partner organizations. The summer camp was with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. Students grades five through eight were invited to participate.

For this year’s DJ Camp, DJ Bigface (aka Javier Arredondo) returned to the Big Bend to offer essential guidance in real-live party-rocking skills. He was joined by two members of the Chulita Vinyl Club, an all-girl, all-vinyl club for self-identifying women of color.  Students learned directly on DJ equipment and experimented with mixing songs and sampling music. The classes were designed to engage the imagination of students from all musical backgrounds. While getting practical experience on the equipment is a core component of the camp, Bigface and Chulita Vinyl Club also presented DJing as an art form with a rich culture and history, with portions of each class covering the history of the DJ and basic music theory.


Listen to Marfa Public Radio’s West Texas Talk interview with Javier Arredondo (DJ Bigface) and members of the Austin chapter of the Chulita Vinyl Club on KRTS 93.5FM.