As Staten Islanders, we often believe this preconceived idea that we need to leave the island in order to gain any kind of enriching cultural experience. However, we might be missing the action happening right under our noses.
To combat this notion, Staten Island multicultural collective "Isla" is hosting its fourth dance party this Saturday. The event will feature Nani Castle, hip hop artist/dancer, and will serve as the launch of her "Amethyst Mixtape" made in collaboration with fellow musician Udachi. There will be several other performances from local DJs and musicians to keep the party moving.
Giovanna Dupree, event organizer for Isla, feels it's important for residents to know about and to celebrate our local culture. Dupree was quoted saying, "We have so many talented artists, advocates, teachers - all different types of people on the North Shore. We wanted to put together an event for adults to celebrate what we have here, instead of remaining the forgotten borough."
The event will take place from 10pm to 2am on Saturday, February 7th at Flagship Brewing Co. in Tompkinsville.
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