More About Jenny Risher, DIA’s “Friday Nights Live”, Duminie Deporres & The BSA~GD

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene. Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s hip-hop history is deeply shaped by the various elements of Motown and Detroit techno. Since the emergence of Eminem and his movie 8 Mile, and the recognition of the genius of the late J. Dilla, Detroit has seen a deep underground scene emerge and gain national recognition. Through this exhibition the rich history that makes Detroit hip-hop a one-of-a kind genre will be explored.  The exhibition consists of approximately 75 photographs made from 2015 through 2017. Detroit native and photographer Jenny Risher collaborated with musical artists, producers, and DJ’s to create a portrait series telling the influences and legacy of Detroit’s legendary hip-hop scene.

This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and Jenny Risher. Support has been provided by the Founders Junior Council of the DIA and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.  This exhibition is free with general museum admission. General museum admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

In conjunction with the opening of the D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher photography exhibition, the DIA presents a “Friday Night Live!” Rap battle, also known as a Cypher battle, featuring Detroit Hip Hop artists, with instrumental accompaniment by Detroit Guitar Legend Duminie Deporres and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Riddem Cru.

In a Detroit Metro Times article by  Hobey Echlin … Duminie says … “I’ve helped more people paint their pictures in this city than Picasso. Lately, I feel like Goya.”

Read the full MT article here :

Only interested the”essence of the groove” BSA presents it’s “Groove Down Crew” Bruce Mack-Keyboards~Ben Tyree-Electric Guitar~Chris Eddleton-Drums~ Jared Michael Nickerson-Electric Bass

General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation and your tri county millage investment in the DIA.