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Friday Features: Ushka

music

June 19, 2020


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

@BFPLNY Instagram Live
Online
Virtual Event, NY

For this week’s Friday Features, part of our #BFPLatHome online programming, enjoy a high-energy, at-home soundtrack of diverse genres  across electronic club and bass music, provided by Ushka, a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised political and cultural organizer, and deejay.

Access the performance via @BFPLNY’s Instagram Live >>

Friday Features is a new online series that takes a look back at past Arts Brookfield performances and installations, and checks-in with our favorite artists at home, featuring new live performances, artistic interventions, and discussions. Friday Features is part of #BFPLatHome, Brookfield Place’s series of online programming that brings the shopping, dining, and cultural events so unique to BFPL, to YOU at home. There is something different every day!

Access all content via @BFPLNY’s Instagram page at www.instagram.com/bfplny.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-based deejay traversing genres across electronic club & bass music. She deejays from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of club music from soca to dancehall, hip hop to south asian rhythms, baltimore/jersey club to baile funk, vogue cuts to kuduro, azonto to afrobeats and more. She has performed across the U.S, Mexico, and Canada – including at institutions such as Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, American Museum of Natural History, Rubin Museum, The Shed, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, and Montreal’s Fondation Phi. Ushka has been a staple in NYC’s queer nightlife, having run the iBomba party for six years and djing parties such as Papi Juice, Gush, Ragga, Bubble-T, Yellow Jackets Collective’s Lunar New Year, Moonshine and more. In 2018-2019, she was the artist-in-resident at the A/P/A Institute at NYU and she produced an audiovisual film about migration and an experimental DJ performance as part of The Shed’s Open Call.  When she isn’t crafting dancefloor spaces, Ushka is a political and cultural organizer. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @ty_ushka.

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