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Rap in France: DJ DJEL at MODA 


October 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

$10 | $5 for MODA Members

We all know that Atlanta changed hip-hop — and, by extension, American music — forever.  But have you ever considered our city’s international impact? For example, how has Atlanta influenced hip-hop in France?

On October 19, MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) is partnering with Villa Albertine for a conversation with DJ Djel, a Marseille-based beatmaker and graffiti artist from the famous FONKY FAMILY, to discuss just that! 

DJ Djel will elaborate on the connections between the hip-hop cultures of Atlanta and Marseille, and he’ll talk to attendants about the project he’s completing through his residency with Villa Albertine. Titled MarsTlanta, it’s a collection of sound recordings that includes words, music, and street noises, and it will ultimately serve to link the two cities and their contributions to rap and hip-hop.

After DJ Djel’s talk, registrants will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

With any questions, please reach out to maryk@museumofdesign.org.

DJ DJEL was born in Marseille in 1974. He is a DJ, beatmaker, graffiti artist, trainer and organizer of hip-hop events. From 1998 to 2006, he released several records on Sony Music with his group the FONKY FAMILY (several times certified Gold and Platinum). In 2007, he founded the label DON’T SLEEP and has collaborated on stage and in the studio with nationally and internationally recognized artists, including Oxmo Puccino, IAM, Akhenaton, Soprano, Kendrick Lamar, Napoleon Da Legend, and Infamous Mobb. He founded the DJ school AKADEMIX and collaborates with AMI in the framework of HIP HOP SOCIETY. He is also co-founder of the OLDSCHOOL PARTY and is currently working on his 4th album.

In residence with Villa Albertine from September 17 – November 1, DJ DJEL will work on his project MarsTlanta: a sound creation project based on a collection of musical archives and sound recordings of words and street noises—soundscapes—of the two cities. DJ DJEL’s talk at MODA will focus on his residency project and the connections between the hip-hop scenes of Atlanta and Marseille. 

This talk is presented by MODA and Villa Albertine, as part of Atlanta Design Week and France-Atlanta. 

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