Friday, March 3, 2017

DC Music Download presents the "Sound of the Citys Festival- D.C. Music Industry Night (Panel Discussion)"






Photo Credit: @PHZ_Sicks
DC Music Download presents the "Sound of the Citys Festival- D.C. Music Industry Night (Panel Discussion)" 

So.. I have been flying into these exciting and information rich panels, which leave much room to expound on the current state of the local DC Music Industry. And I have been learning that if artists or art administrators want to see a creative change in our local industry, your involvement is necessary.

These panels include artists, creative spaces, press and more, who are looking to build and expand the Capital's art-scene. Some folks who are transient come from other cities where music is embraced differently and share and or create communities in D.C. based on that knowledge, so I find myself constantly learning the of innovative and constant opportunities that can be created even through music alone, ways we all can thrive.

I will admit sometimes the truth it not an easy pill to swallow, and all of the information/resources sometimes don't specifically welcome some of my many communities.  But the truth being heard and diversity in the spaces are necessary, DC Natives do exist, and need to also make our presence known. I want to see creative/vocal individuals speaking about the lack of outreach to the amazing wealth of resources, and "icy doors" that say "we're open," but aren't really. Such as particular genres of local music not being allowed in certain spaces. Folks have to come out and speak for that cause and others, so these places, spaces, resources we need may be built and or considered. This is OUR CITY, let em' know we're here.

It's Ya Girl,

Dior Ashley Brown

Learn more about the Festival here: http://dcmusicdownload.com/sounds-of-the-city-festival/

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#REformanceArt





This past week, members of the creative community got together and created a video message to Donald Trump "Dear Mr. Trump."

Many of us have been wrapping our heads around the future impact to the creative community of this new administration.  So far, he has demonstrated via his platform (twitter), that he has no problem in trying to discredit and/or devaluing art he doesn't agree with.  This is a very dangerous thing, because if those who come to DC to work within his administration (and their staffs) follow this mandate, you'll find pressure for artists to "censor" their art, and that is unacceptable.  

From education to healthcare, members of the creative economy are deeply concerned with what is to come.  The video below is simply a message to the President-Elect as to what we expect from him as a temporary guest in our city.

Some of us gathered to form "REformanceArt," artists who "Perform to Reform," a goal to not only entertain, but to empower our audiences along with each other.  We're looking to organize as a PAC, taking the creativity we put on stage into the strategy rooms of campaigns nationwide.

This Friday 12/9, we will have our official launch, along side the formalization of the Capitol Hill Jazz Jam & DC Jazz Lobby.  The event will take place from 6pm - 9pmat 21 Gessford Court S.E. at the home of David Weiner.  We will also solidify our planning committee for the Artist Led "Peace & Power" March we want to have January 16th.

Please SHARE the Video on Twitter, Facebook, and with your contacts.

*Here's an example of a tweet/post you can utilize (Copy & Paste):  

#DearMrTrump"

Friday, October 28, 2016

TUNE IN TONIGHT ON WLVS RADIO (LISTENVISIONLIVE) AT 6PM DIOR WILL BE ON THE AIR !!!



TUNE IN TONIGHT ON WLVS RADIO "MIXTAPE BLOCK PARTY RADIO"(LISTENVISIONLIVE) AT 6PM DIOR ASHLEY BROWN WILL BE ON THE AIR !!!  FOLLOW THIS LINK TO TUNE IN CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dior Ashley Brown Drops the "Shot Caller FreeStyle" Official Video!! Watch Now!!!



            Dior Ashley Brown drops "Shot Caller FreeStyle" Official video, filmed by FBF Studios and The Lab. The remix from French Montana's, "Shot Caller," gives us another perspective, of whose also calling the shots! Let's go!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Support Dior Ashley Brown going to SXSW!!








What's Up Fam!! Help me my goal by March 9th!

Dior Ashley Brown is an Emcee, Actor, Poet, Host of the Dopest BYOB JAM at Mousai House, and Community Activist and Curator.

Family! I appreciate You! You have been there to encourage my journey and support my evolving!
Continue to help me build our network and thrive, by adding your donation. As a Partner in the Mousai House, I plan to connect with with Artisans building artistic communities all over the states to create bridges. Getting them hip to the treasures we 've got going in here DC in our arts collectives.

I'm going to Represent at SXSW with the Holistic HipHop Collective, we are going to travel across country to takeover the SXSW festival. Currently, there are 7 acts with more than 18 artists travelling from the DMV for these concerts. We are seeking our fam support, as well to help us get to Texas and back home, along with lodging stay.


We are ready to takeover but need your help --


You can help by simply donating $5 (up to as much as you like because all will help us)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MUCH LUV FAM! I'M GOING TO SXSW, YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!



Along with support from the Holistic HipHop Collective, we are going to travel across country to takeover the SXSW festival. Currently, there are 7 acts with more than 18 artists traveling from the DMV for these concerts. We are seeking our fans support, as well to help us get to Texas and back home, along with lodging stay.

We are ready to takeover but need your help -- (CLICK HERE)

 You can help by simply donating $5 (up to as much as you like because all will help us)



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Back To School

It's been a busy summer, and I won't lie, ya'll can have that heat, I only want it at the beach!

I love the fall season, "back to school," I appreciate it more than ever now as it is a figurative and literal constant in my life. We have to keep reminding ourselves of this "Life" long lesson, of it's mistakes, of it's circumstances, of it's trials, and of it's beauty.  We are constantly learning, unlearning, and sometimes relearning.

It is a great time to be in the "Information Age," though as we receive the lightening speed knowledge we have to be-careful of  babies knowing how to twerk by the time their two (head in hands). There is something to appreciate in the phrase, "Just Google it, " with this we have connectivity and awareness. But, how do we appreciate?  When theres... repeated Youtube videos of young black men shot in the streets of America before they can lift their hands,  access to nudity without asking for it, Kim K gets married (pause) again, and your smart but dumb phone is lighting up as we speak. Though these things exists, the positive is that also speedily we know what is happening to our friends and family, politics, popular culture and we are asking questions, and for those questions platforms exist in which to be heard, and or made aware.

"Good Art raises questions," and so does the truth. We are becoming an Aquarian Culture, The Age of Aquarius. We are well beyond our years, and spiritually intellectual and or conscious. Though the truth can hurt, it can help. But with connectivity and awareness. We can break barriers with our POP- History and see less linear and more abstract in our day to day lives. We can change how we know work, school, and life to be.  

I challenge you to think of your self in this progressive culture, and how you yourself  are aware and connect to it. Are you allowing for change? Have challenged the norm? Are you asking questions?
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