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Thank You: Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

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Today we write to thank Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-Lopez for her service as City Council Representative for District 6 where the Blue Bird Inn is located. The councilwoman has announced she will not seek reelection for a third term. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda López @raquel4detroit has been a tremendous ally and representative for our work in District 6 at […]

Heaven Sound System: Preserving

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In 2017, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, in collaboration with Audio Rescue Team, Haute To Death and other partners, will rehabilitate the sound system to Club Heaven. We will have more details to share early in the new year. Far too many of DJ Ken Collier’s “children” at Heaven were directly affected by AIDs. In addition, […]

Restaging the Stage

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We are currently hard at work “restaging” the Blue Bird stage for transport to Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017. Here are some recent photos of our process. Read more about our work with the Blue Bird Inn since 2012 here.

Looking Back at #detroitsound3

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The following review and photo gallery are by #detroitsound3 assistant, student, and self-proclaimed Culture Creator Amanda Sweet (@amandasweet106). When I first heard about Detroit Sound Conservancy, I was sent an email about helping volunteer to do video. After taking a look at the work that the organization has done, I immediately knew that I wanted […]

Thank You #detroitsound3

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to #detroitsound3 our first #DSCSessions or our remembrance ceremony for James T. Jenkins. We are currently putting together the audio, photos, video to share with you all. Until then you can continue to support our work by donating here.

Sicko Scholarship at WSU

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We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Wayne State University’s Department of Communication’s Journalism program to administer a scholarship in Dan Sicko‘s name for the next three years. The first scholarship should be given out this spring. We have will have more details to share at our upcoming conference. In the […]

John Lee Hooker 99th Birthday

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We are going to celebrate John Lee Hooker’s 99th birthday this coming Monday, August 22nd, while also imagining his centennial next year in 2017. In that spirit, come witness a John Lee Hooker-inspired jam session and video shoot for ONE MILE / Detroit Afrikan Music Institution / Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring: Efe Bes Tino G […]

Call for Papers: Sound Conference III

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Detroit Sound Conference III Call for Papers 10 am – 8 pm October 15, 2016 Detroit, MI Keynote Speaker: Melvin Davis (pictured above) This event is free and open to the public. The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s sonic heritage, will host its 3rd annual conference […]