Earlier in 2019, Out North (ON) took some bold steps in redesigning its programming model—and it’s working. Out North, with support from the Atwood Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska Community Foundation, and community members is ready to present its fall arts schedule.

October 18th – 27th: Rise of the DJ: How DJ’d Music Took Over the 21st Century, A collaboration between Out North and the Anchorage Museum

As part of Out North’s Fall 2019 Programing Schedule ON presents , “Rise of the DJ: How DJ’d Music Took Over the 21st Century”, a participatory installation within Extra-Curricular at the Anchorage Museum. DJing is the artful blend of technology, concept, and prerecorded music to deliver sounds that transform environments and express unique ideas that reach out across worlds, cultures, and time. From the mid-1930s on, DJing evolved into an expression of pure musical composition and improvisation, eventually becoming one of the first truly global music movements. You are invited to learn the techniques of this global art form and express yourself through hands-on DJ Study-Halls facilitated by local DJs Jacob Mattie and Ian Flores. “The Rise of the DJ” will be held within the Extra-Curricular Installation, an immersive audio-visual experience at the Anchorage Museum, October 18th-27th.

November 1 and 2, through the 15th — Annual Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead

Everyone is invited to a Quinceañera Celebration for Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead hosted by Out North in support of the Anchorage Latinx community. Come share in the festivities honoring pre-Columbian cultural traditions about the Mexican beliefs on death and dying. Through this celebration, the Latinx community invites everyone to come share and learn about a festivity that honors their ancestors and recently deceased. Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead is a way to spend time with the dead in a spirit of reverence and respect, and joy and delight. The two days will include lectures, readings, altars, performances, and a procession. Folks are invited to come share, not appropriate, so questions and participation are welcomed. Workshops and education opportunities will be available — stay tuned for more details.

Nunivak Cup’ig Gospel Song Project

With support from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Out North is honored to provide support to Mekoryuk community members in digitizing, mastering and making available hundreds of gospel songs from Nunivak Island. These songs are passed down through generations and represent a rich history and tradition. Phase I of the project is on schedule so stay tuned for progress on this inspirational and important collaboration.

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