summer edition

Infinite Vibes: Intro DJ Workshop


Curated by Shaya Ishaq and facilitated by QTBIPOC-centring artist collective Pass the Vibes, this free in-person workshop covers historical, technical and practical aspects of DJing. Participants will learn about, and have access to hands-on practice with both DDJ and CDJ controllers.

Open only to (QT)BIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and people of colour).

This event is part of Pique, a new forward-thinking, artist-driven quarterly event series featuring eclectic musical, visual and multimedia artists, produced by Debaser.

Pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided

Curated by Shaya Ishaq.

Workshop details: 

Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 12:00-6:00 PM

Location: SAW Gallery

Pass the Vibes logo

About the facilitators:

Pass the Vibes is an organization dedicated to fostering an ecosystem of BIPOC and QTBIPOC creatives in Odawa, hosting skill-sharing workshops + safe(r) jam spaces.

Celeste Alcena (she/her) is a community organizer, DJ, and multidisciplinary creative with roots in The Bahamas, Hong Kong, China & Haiti, currently living & organizing on unceded Algonquin territory (colonially, Ottawa). She is passionate about creating and nurturing spaces for wellness and healing within her communities through sound, movement, and spiritual practices that inspire love for (home)lands and waters. Celeste is a founding member of the creative arts collective Pass the Vibes @passthevibes and an active member of Yoga.Unity, a community group hosting safer wellness spaces for women of colour in Ottawa @wocyogaottawa.

Mars AKA "DJ TRINIDADDY" is your favourite queer coolie femme boy and a mix master! DJ TRINIDADDY aims to make Odawa a more accessible city for Indigenous, Black and brown queer-trans folks to find family + whine, grind, & shine all that magical melanin by makin yuh act wasi on di dancefloor. Co-hosts local dance party Fruit, Star, Candy Bar with DJs JUICE and Celestial, founding member of (QT)BIPOC arts collective Pass The Vibes, and co-founder of Whine N' Grind alongside MusicByJayel.