Thank You #detroitsound3

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to #detroitsound3 our first #DSCSessions or our remembrance ceremony for James T. Jenkins. We are currently putting together the audio, photos, video to share with you all. Until then you can continue to support our work by donating here.

Sicko Scholarship at WSU

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We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Wayne State University’s Department of Communication’s Journalism program to administer a scholarship in Dan Sicko‘s name for the next three years. The first scholarship should be given out this spring. We have will have more details to share at our upcoming conference. In the […]

John Lee Hooker 99th Birthday

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We are going to celebrate John Lee Hooker’s 99th birthday this coming Monday, August 22nd, while also imagining his centennial next year in 2017. In that spirit, come witness a John Lee Hooker-inspired jam session and video shoot for ONE MILE / Detroit Afrikan Music Institution / Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring: Efe Bes Tino G […]

Call for Papers: Sound Conference III

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Detroit Sound Conference III Call for Papers 10 am – 8 pm October 15, 2016 Detroit, MI Keynote Speaker: Melvin Davis (pictured above) This event is free and open to the public. The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s sonic heritage, will host its 3rd annual conference […]

Dilla’s Delights in Paradise Valley

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Herman “Uncle Herm” Hayes, James “Dilla” Yancey‘s uncle, knows how to move forward without slipping into amnesia. We are honored to be a small part of his entrepreneurial efforts at Dilla’s Delights to create possibilities for his nephew’s daughters by lending him our Paradise Valley model from the Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection. The model […]

Making Moves

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To our advisers and supporters: we have some important new developments to share with you. As our collections continue to surface and grow, we have commenced the search for a more suitable space for our archives. While this is a good problem to have, we regret that it meant moving out of United Sound Systems […]

We Have Not Forgotten

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We have not forgotten what you did. Many of you helped Kickstart the Detroit Sound Conservancy in 2013. Many of you began our online music preservation dreams. Many of you started our quest to build an oral history archive online. It started with you. Three years later though we are much more than a website […]