What’s in Your Crate curated by Yasmeenah
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What’s in Your Crate curated by Yasmeenah

An adult folds their arms out in frnt of them as they dance outside of a museum on a sunny summer day.
Dancing at Green Roof Poetry: Queering Juneteenth, Curated by Free Black Dirt, 2022. Photo: Awa Mally for the Walker Art Center.

Multidisciplinary artist and DJ Yasmeenah invites local DJs to the stage to get to know one another through their respective music collections. As the evening gives way to dusk, they spin songs in response to questions and conversation. What song would they play if they were stuck on an island? What song is their favorite but doesn’t translate well on the dance floor? Get to know these DJs and their relationship to music.

A first-generation Somali American DJ, curator, and arts & culture organizer based in south Minneapolis, the ethereal and joyous Yasmeenah is a multidisciplinary creative. She is not afraid to reflect the times, while prioritizing Black joy and celebration on the continuous path toward liberation. She has garnered international praise and attention through her DJ sets in support of Rina Sawayma, DJ Minx, Ash Lauryn, Kush Jones, and many others. Yasmeenah has curated exhibits for Hennepin Theatre Trust and Franconia Sculpture Park, and is also the cofounder of TimeCapsule, a virtually curated print zine and exhibit that uplifts Black and Queer futures. Yasmeenah lives and examines the intersections of creation, music, queerness, and Blackness as she believes art is essential for radical movements.

Follow the paved path on the hillside for an accessible route to the event. There will be two accessible seating spaces on level grassy areas on the hillside—one at the bottom of the hill and one halfway up the hill. These spaces are next to a paved path and will have chairs for people who need them. Staff members stationed around the hillside will be able to assist with accessible seating.

To request accommodations for these programs or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email access@walkerart.org.

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