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Queer Night - Disco Dust and Funk Roots


555 Healdsburg Ave 95401 Santa Rosa United States
Mark your calendars- The Last Friday of every month is Queer Night at BREW!

Lets show Sonoma County that there is a place in Santa Rosa for the LGBT Community!

This month we are excited to honor the roots of Disco and celebrate some Disco and Funk music in an all inclusive/Diverse environment!

We are also asking you to dust off any old Disco or Funk/Soul Vinyls and bring them for DJ MIcah to play.

Disco and Funk Attire is more than Encouraged! If there are enough amazing outfits we will be able to have a contest judged by the crowd.

All Ages, Must be 21 and over to drink alcohol.

Just to touch on the subject of Disco -

Have we forgotten about the queer nightlife worlds of the '70s and '80s? That's the problem according to Loren Granic, AKA Goddollars, co-founder and resident of A Club Called Rhonda in Los Angeles, who doesn't mince words:
"Many of these newcomers are straight/white kids who are very far removed from the LGBT community, despite fist-pumping by the millions to a music that was born from gay people of color sweating their asses off at 5 AM in a Chicago

I think it's important that we highlight the role that the gay community played and that we educate new fans of dance music to the ideals of community, equality and diversity that were so crucial to dance music's DNA from the beginning.

New York disco and garage /

In New York City at the beginning of the 1970s, queers of color (primarily of African-American and Latin-Caribbean ancestry) and many straight-but-not-narrow allies came together to create small pockets of space in the city's harsh urban landscape—spaces where they could be safe, be themselves, be someone else for a while, and be with others in ways not permitted in the "normal" everyday world. Music was an essential part of these gatherings, and the sound of these events would eventually develop into the style called disco. The sound was a mix of soul, funk and Latin music with a driving, four-four kick drum pattern. It took its name from discotheque, the French word given to nightlife venues that featured recorded music instead of live performances.

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