Intersessions is a DJ workshop series founded by musician and Twitter queen Chippy Nonstop and School of Doodle's Rhi Blossom. Following dates in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, it's coming to New York on June 24, and will be held at Bushwick's "digital arts collaboratory" POWRPLNT. Instructors include some of New York's finest, including DJ and photographer Brianaajayy, hip-hop DJ Chiinky, DJ and vocalist Amrit, producer HD, and Discwoman co-founder Umfang, as well as Vancouver's own Shy Daughter. Attendees will have the opportunity to get familiar with Serato, CDJs, and vinyl in a safe, community-oriented space.
"DJing has long been a male-dominated boys club," reads the Intersessions press release. "Non-male representation on the bill has become necessary in every musical genre. As part of this mandate, we have determined a need for more grass-roots opportunities for these underrepresented groups to become involved with music production and presentation. We look forward to bringing up those who have been left out by giving them the opportunity to learn from and connect with strong, successful women/non binary artists and mentors in the music industry."