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The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture presents The Funk Summit Dance Party: Cultures of Soul and Soulelujah! on City Hall Plaza with DJs Deano and Ty Jesso

August 8, 2014

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The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture brings the Funk Summit Dance Party with soul, funk, and R&B to City Hall Plaza on Friday, August 8th, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free, all-ages, and presented in partnership with the Together Festival (

The Funk Summit Dance Party will feature the sounds of the 60s, including the music of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson 5. The dance party will feature DJ Ty Jesso ( and DJ Deano (

DJ Ty Jesso is from Providence and has been spinning old school soul, R&B, funk, oldies, and boogaloo nationally and internationally since the 80s. In addition to Jesso’s weekly Soulelujah! night at Zuzu, he has DJed in New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, Miami, and London. The Improper Bostonian named Soulelujah!, held at Zuzu at the Middle East Club in Cambridge, Boston’s best dance night for 2014.

DJ Deano has been collecting vintage records for over a decade. In 2008 he started DJing for Viva Radio and created the Cultures of Soul ( Radio Show, which features eclectic vintage music for the dance floor from across the globe. His own record label, Cultures of Soul Records, has since been releasing rare but danceable vintage records. Deano is a recurring guest at Soulelujah! and has DJed in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and London.

Free dance lessons will also be given at the party. Food trucks and vendors will be available on City Hall Plaza.

City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Park Street (Green and Red lines). For additional information, call 617-635-3245 or visit