Events Workshops

Aug 29 – People of Colour DJ Workshop

Thursday 29 Oct
ANU Union Bar

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Returning to Canberra are the Woroni Radio x Vessel People of Colour DJ workshops! The workshop will be at the ANU Union bar.

This workshop is friendly to beginners. You don’t need any previous music or equipment knowledge to participate, just a love for sweet tunes and dismantling systemic racism.

This workshop is also open to anyone looking to brush up their skills in a friendly environment with all the gear set up for you. If you’ve done a previous Ethnocultural department x Woroni Radio DJ workshop and you want a refresher or more practice, this workshop is great for you.

For beginners, the workshop will kick off a Canberra-based DJ friends sharing the basics of DJing: what the buttons do, how to mix tracks together, how to beat-match and so on. Following that, you’ll get a chance to practice what you’ve just learnt in a friendly environment with the support of the DJs.

If you’ve done a previous workshop, we’re going to set up a set of decks for you to freely practice on, with a DJ available to help you out when you’ve hit a bump.

The workshop will finish with a panel discussion on topics like organising your music, getting started with your first gigs, fair pay and dealing with a post-colonial(!) music landscape.

Food and snackies will be provided! When you’re registering, you can indicate any dietary requirements you have.

This workshop includes a series of follow up practice sessions at ANU Union Bar, Woroni Radio and other exciting venues. Although they aren’t compulsory, you’ll get the most out of this workshop if you’re able to commit to at least one hour of these sessions. Sign-up for them will open during the workshop.

Spaces are limited so if you sign up please make sure you can commit to attending!

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this event takes place, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past present and emerging, and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

You do not need to prepare anything or bring anything for the workshop. However, if you’d like to experiment with music of your choice, bring a USB with your songs loaded onto it using the free program Rekordbox. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to do that.

This is an autonomous event, open to any student who identifies as a person of colour. Borrowing from the ANUSA Ethnocultural department, we define ‘person of Colour’ as students who self-identify as being from a minority racial or ethnic origin, with a common experience of facing systemic racism. This definition includes, but it is not strictly limited to: mixed-race or bi-racial people, people who are white-passing (i.e. are perceived to be white due to skin colour and other identifying features), and are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Dietary requirements can be made known during registration. The event takes place at the ANU Union bar in the ANU Union building, which is accessible by wheelchair. Chairs can be provided during the event. Accessible parking spaces are near toad hall.



Elyshia (Hei Zhi Ma 黑芝麻) [Nomad Radio]
Raghav (Ragzz 2 Riches) [Response, Heads Are Rolling]
Joanne (Blanket)