Get into your groove on the Walker’s rooftop with hot music, dancing, fashion, and more. Terrace Thursdays showcase a diverse lineup of inspirational individuals breaking boundaries in art and identity. Meet your people, meet new people, grab a drink, and make the most of summer!
Art-Making: Kao Lee Thao
Garden Terrace Room
Music: Indigo Crew
Pop-Up Performance: New Black City
7, 8 & 9 pm
Garden Terrace Room & Terraces 2 & 3
Music: Dua Saleh
Dua Saleh, who identifies as gender non-binary and goes by they/them pronouns, began recording music two years ago. Their first EP project Nūr (pronounced “noor” and meaning “the light” in Arabic) is full of infectious bravado and haunting gloom. With a trademark fluidity—of sound, form, and self-presentation —Dua Saleh creates music conveys the fight for the right to define themselves for themselves.
New Black City is an urban dance crew that has a mission “… to change the world, one booty cheek at a time.” This collective of powerful young artists and community activators creates a more accepting and inclusive hip-hop community, where all individuals—including, but is not limited to, black, brown, queer, trans, impaired, polka-dotted, spotted, etc.—are safe to express themselves.
Kao Lee Thao runs a 3D animation company called Folklore Studio, which produces animation for television and film.
Indigo Crew, which includes DJ Michel.Be, TaliaKnight, QueenDuin, and DJ Lady Em, spins house, electronica, reggaetón, old school funk, soul, Latin trap, 80s, hip-hop, Afrobeat, cumbia, rap, and dancehall music. Indigo Crew promotes womyn’s empowerment and celebrates community through music. According to the collective: “We are a movement, we are an atmosphere, we are INDIGO.”
Programming for Terrace Thursdays 2019 was designed in collaboration with a committee of local artists, activists, and community organizers. Thanks to Scott Artley, Machen Davis, Anthonia Eboreime, Nicky Leingang, Yoni Light, Oskar Ly, Meena Mangalvedhekar, Wintana Melekin, and Taja Will.