Queer Arts Festival Dance Party w/ Nicole Misha and Math3ca!

June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – June 16, 2019 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage


QAF DANCE PARTY 2019 with opener, Math3ca (Boston), and headliner, Nicole Misha (Detroit)! FREE event! 9PM at AS220 Main Stage.

Nicole Misha is a Black Feminist, DJ and artist who is based in Detroit, Michigan. Misha was born in Brooklyn, and spent considerable time in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. She credits her musical foundation to her family, as well as her involvement in freeform and community radio. She currently works at the Detroit-based Sound Signature label, assisting with day to day operations, new releases, and the programming of the label’s party, Music Gallery. Nicole Misha’s personal mission is to use sonic, written, and visual media to assert her freedom and the freedom of her people. She doesn’t believe in genres and she is positively obsessed (thank you for everything Octavia Butler!) with planet earth.

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Math3ca was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but has been living in Boston since 2001. Like many involved in the music scene, his love for music began when he heard his brother’s collection of Baile Funk tapes at home. After moving to the United States, Math3ca started better curating his musical tastes when he was exposed to the gay nightlife scene in Boston. He befriended local DJ’s and they soon became his mentors. He started by playing at small house parties among his friends, where the vibe was chill and the expectations were low. Soon enough he was asked to fill in for a gig for a DJ who cancelled last minute. After his first gig he circled around Boston as a guest DJ, fine tuning his music taste. In 2018 Math3ca finally created his own night, called LUV, with DJ James Derek Dwyer. This night was created the magical space Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, the first gay bar Math3ca went to when he became legal. The inspiration for this night was to showcase his tasteful pop music and give back to the space he first partied at as a queer person.

Hungry to play a more alternative sound, Math3ca collaborated with local drag queens to begin his second night, Serving Face, at the historic and sacred space of Jacque’s Cabaret: Underground. In this night Math3ca takes the crowd through his musical playground with music ranging from warm and energetic house, bouncy Baile Funk, bumpy ballroom/vogue and smooth and fluid Alternative RnB.

Math3ca also recently joined forces with local queer creative masterminds to create a party called Gay Bash’d. This is a drag forward queer dance party with hardcore drag performers and a wide range of bumping music.

Math3ca deeply believes in supporting queer music spaces, providing queer music spaces, and the continuation of queer music spaces for all. He is passionate about making sure the space will be there for future queers who need freedom from the outside world.

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