Dust + Dignity is an educational experience that promotes dialogue + promotes social justice by exploring the relationship between music and visual arts. In March 2016, we will be creating an exhibition featuring a sound tour of over 100 vinyl record covers – hand selected by five of Philadelphia's most prominent DJ vinyl collectors: Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina, Skeme Richards and DJ Junior.
Today we are experiencing a race ignorance that has long existed in our city, our country and the world around us. The result of this injustice and the answer to ignorance is art. In art we find the sound. Music holds us together; it heals and connects – it motivates and celebrates. The lyrics give life to our souls, the melodies fit our hearts and the rhythms forced our fire to move. Often overlooked is the powerful connection between the album's music and the visual image that binds it all together. The development of the album artwork has shifted the dynamism and social injustice of music from Gil Scott Heron's "Moving Target" to Kendrick Lamar's 2015 acclaimed "To Pimp a Butterfly."
Curators + Organizers:
Sarah Mueller – cineSPEAK.org
Bruce “DJ Junior” Campbell Jr., Doctor. – recordbreakin.com
Angela Asombrosa – Cuurlzzz.com
Cosmo Baker – cosmobaker.com
King Britt – kingbritt.com
Rich Medina – richmedina.com
Skeme Richard – hotepeasnbutta.com
Dave “lil Dave” Adams – illvibe.com
Lendl Tellington – lendltellington.com
* More information about this project can be found at http://www.recordbreakin.com/dustndignity/