Jan. 25, 2011
Dilla Day is an annual event that honors the life of acclaimed Grammy Award winning producer James “J Dilla” Yancey
LOBOTOMIX, in conjunction with BAMALOVESOUL hosts DILLA-DAY 2011 at Plum downtown. Thursday February 10, 2011 The J Dilla Foundation and BamaLoveSoul in association with WeAreArtists, LOBOTOMIX, Jodine’s Corner and The Fifth Sense present Dilla Day 2011. Dilla Day is an annual event that honors the life of acclaimed Grammy Award winning producer James “J Dilla” Yancey who produced music for artists ranging from Madlib to A Tribe Called Quest.
J Dilla passed away in 2006 after battling with Lupus and the rare blood disease TTP. J Dilla’s mother Maureen Yancey started the J Dilla Foundation (jdillafoundation.org) in his honor to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. The foundation encourages school systems to move beyond the standards of classical, jazz, and rock and include styles such as hip-hop, R&B, and soul in their curricula.
Dilla Day 2011 will take place at Plum (108 17th Street N) in downtown Birmingham and serve as a fundraiser for the foundation. Doors open at 6PM with a screening of Timeless: A Suite for Ma Dukes; a performance of the music of James “J Dilla” Yancey performed by a 60 piece Orchestra composed and arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson feat. special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli and more.
Immediately following, at 7PM, 5 DJs will play music that was produced and performed by J Dilla for the remainder of the night while Marika Johnson creates a live illustration. Donations will be accepted and there will be information on site about the chronic inflammatory disease Lupus.
dj F/X (Green Seed / LOBOTOMIX)
dj Rahdu (BamaLoveSoul, Hot 107.7 FM)
dj Rashido (LOBOTOMIX)
Junior Star (BamaLoveSoul)
dj Jeff C (LOBOTOMIX)
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