Party As Protest features musical works drawing from themes of the civil rights era and social struggles, centering BIPOC voices and celebrating cultural heritage. This mixtape showcases a variety of artists who have contributed to Chicago’s expansive music scene and continued history of mobilizing traditions through music from soul to hip hop, afrobeat to rock, and experimental electronic music.
Featuring Bella BAHHS, Chezeré, ESHOVO, Illuminati Congo ft Rocker-T, Isa Starr, Roy Kinsey, Damon Locks, Ugochi Nwaogwugwu and Kai Alexander, Pinqy Ring, Pugs Atomz ft Wes Restless, Frank Waln, Avery R. Young. Compilation by DJ Sadie Woods.
Award winning artist Sadie Woods has had an exciting career, showcasing her talents everywhere from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums. As a multidisciplinary artist, curator and deejay, Woods' work focuses primarily on social movements and resistance, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. She also deejays under the moniker Afrodjia, focusing on diasporic Afro-Latin and -Caribbean music and culture. She has exhibited her work and deejayed nationally and internationally. Publications include Harald Szeemann Méthodologie Individuelle published by JRP Ringier with Le Magasin—Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, in collaboration with the Department of Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London.
Woods received her BA from Columbia College and MFA from The School of the Art Institute. She is a 2020 recipient of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award and currently Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, Residents Orchestrate Project Manager at the Chicago Sinfonietta, and resident deejay on Vocalo 91.1FM and Lumpen Radio 105.5FM.