Natalie’s presents “Humanness and Heroism: Journeys of Refugees through Music”, a special program featuring the talented DJ Krate Digga and special guests, to benefit CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services).
Krate Digga, a professional DJ schooled in turntablism, will take you on a journey, through audio and visual, of the refugee experience. Understanding other’s perspective helps to broaden our own. In doing so, we become aware that when we look into the eyes of another human, we see ourselves. Humanness is oneness.
CRIS is an independent non-profit organization that serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. This benefit will raise money for their mentorship program that works with middle/high school-aged refugee students as they learn the English language, attend school, and learn to adjust to life in Central Ohio.Mentors support this mission to empower refugees and immigrants through encouragement, education, and support as refugees and immigrants become connected with their new communities.
Krate Digga celebrates 20 years as a professional DJ this year, and has solidified his name as one of the Midwest’s most diverse hip hop and soul DJ’s. These two decades have allowed Krate to successfully move beyond the scope of solely DJing into the realms of producing, arranging, teaching, recording, mentoring; and most recently executive producing a documentary.
Schooled in turntablism by Detroit’s DJ Sicari (5E Gallery) while an undergrad at Kentucky State University, Krate is currently the resident DJ for The Keeper’s Lounge Music Series in conjunction with The Keepers of the Art (Akron, OH.) Flexing his trademark musicality as a DJ, Krate is a performer with Watu Utungo, The Free Agents, S.P.I.R.I.T., and others