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.