BLACK/QUEER/GENIUS: 10 RECORDS THAT SHAPED SHAUN J. WRIGHT
From house music's homeland Chicago, via the ballroom scene and fronting band Hercules and Love Affair, Shaun J Wright has a few things to say about black culture, dance music and queer identity. No wonder then Dr Madison Moore from King’s College hosted a Queer@Kings special event featuring the the multi talented artist at Dalston Superstore, London.
Titled 'BLACK/QUEER/GENIUS: 10 Records That Shaped Shaun J. Wright' the setlist was the storyteller and the proverbial needle wove through the soundtrack of Mr Wright’s life from suburban Chicago to Ghetto House, Sylvester to Chez Damier and Juking to the Panorama bar. With particular interest in the intersections of blackness, queerness and musical creativity these are Shaun’s ten listings - peppered with a little J Wright 'knowledge'.