Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina & More Champion Activism In Music w/ 'Dust N Dignity' Campaign
Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina and Skeme Richards join Bruce “DJ Junior” Campbell and the RecordBreakin label to champion social justice through art and music with the Dust ‘N Dignity campaign. Billed as “an educational experience to promote dialogue while exploring and maintaining the relationship between music and art,” the exhibition planned for March 2016 in Philadelphia will feature an audio tour of over 100 vinyl album covers handpicked by five of the city’s most respected selectors. Junior breaks down the nuts and bolts of the Kickstarter campaign launched to fund the exhibit co-curated by Angie Asombrosa and Sarah Mueller:
Today, we are experiencing an outing of the racial ignorance that has long existed in our city, country, and surrounding world. Born out this injustice and in response to the ignorance is art. In art, we find sound. Music keeps us together; it heals and connects — it motivates and celebrates. Lyrics give life to our souls, the melodies align our hearts, and the rhythms stoke the fire our movements. Often-overlooked is the powerful connection between an album’s music and the accompanying album visual artwork that binds it all together. From Gil Scott Heron’s “Moving Target” to Kendrick Lamar’s highly-acclaimed 2015 release, “To Pimp a Butterfly”, the evolution of album artwork has transmitted the dynamism of music and social injustices.
Check out the footage below to view the Dust ‘N Dignity trailer. Get more on the campaign and donate to the launch of the exhibit via kickstarter.com. Follow Dust N Dignity via Twitter and Facebook — @DustNDignity.