May 23rd 2019

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago House Music Festival in conjunction with Chicago Black Social Culture Map presents The Anatomy Of A Groove: House In Borrowed Spaces.

It is factual that Chicago is the birth place of house culture. But as the home of house, since the early 90’s with the implementation of zoning and rave laws amongst other things, the house community found themselves without spaces to call home, This dynamic has led promoters and DJs to assume the role of geographers in search of spaces to dwell, to congregate and continue. But just what makes a space conducive for house culture?

Join moderator Duane E Powell and panelists Robert Williams, founder father and former owner of legendary clubs including The Warehouse and Music Box, Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, DJ and curator Rae Chardonnay Taylor, co-owner of Party Noire and legendary promoters Ronda Flowers and Robert KoKo Walker of RFK Promotions, as we discuss the history of legendary spaces and explore all of the elements that go into making spaces conducive for the culture and for events in these space to be successful.

This event is apart of the 2019 Chicago House Music Conference and Festival

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