Freedom Sound DJs NYC chapter returns April 21st with a second Sanctuary City edition, a benefit series supporting community organizations advocating for those at risk in today's xenophobic landscape, and through music and art, connecting our community dance floor with the greater needs of our community. 

SANCTUARY CITY : A Benefit for Immigrant Justice

Proceeds go to: 
Families for Freedom
Families For Freedom has been on the front lines since 2002 defending immigrants from home raids, deportations and the discriminatory realities of crimmigration. 

With DJ sets by Freedom Sound DJ members:
Dave Nada
Lumumba Bandele
DJ Chela
Cousin Cole

And performances by special guests:
Madame Gandhi
Zuzuka Poderosa

Hosted by Danny Castro and Mazzi 

At Friends and Lovers, Brooklyn NY
$5 suggested donation, more is welcome

Freedom Sound DJs is a mission-driven collective of 100+ DJs formed since the 2016 election with the unique purpose of using their artist platforms to challenge injustice, share information and serve their communities through their music, artistry, community presence and their events. 

#FreedomSoundDJs holds that the events we throw are radical spaces of inclusion, joy, and liberation ; that our platforms as DJs are for more than just entertainment ; that we have been uniquely positioned and trained in our years of DJing in how to gauge the pulse of the people and inspire them to move ; and that we can use our craft to organize and mobilize our communities in crucial ways in 2017's socio-political reality. Join us in rising up in relevant ways, to defend the marginalized groups that are integral to all that we are as a community. With an all-star DJ lineup, and live performances.

Our first benefit in NYC 3.10 raised $4,000 split evenly between: The New York Immigration CoalitionArab American Association of New York, andUnited We Dream, three community organizations doing vital, on-the-ground work to defend the rights of immigrants, Muslims and undocumented people in the face of Muslim/"travel" bans, ICE raids and the many threats of a rising xenophobic, islamophobic and anti-immigrant landscape.