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Honey Dijon reimagines the sounds of the Stonewall era

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The iconic DJ and producer has curated a new jukebox exhibit at the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center WORDS MEGAN WALLACE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMAZON MUSIC Musician Honey Dijon has been tapped to recreate the sounds playing on the jukebox on the night of the Stonewall uprising in 1969.

In collaboration with Amazon Music and Pride Live, the DJ and producer has curated a jukebox exhibit at the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center.

Within a replica of the jukebox which was originally situated within the Stonewall Inn, Honey has compiled a selection of songs which capture the spirit of the era and speak to narratives of rebellion, queer escapism and joy. “When I think of Stonewall, I think of liberation, rebellion and owning your own narrative.

I hope this curation gives a peek into the soundtrack of an inspiring era and the trailblazers who changed history forever, and the fact that the Visitor Center is the vision of two queer women of colour, makes this project even more meaningful,” Honey explains. “I wanted to contextualise what queer people experienced during the Stonewall Rebellion: the oppression, but also the hard-fought happiness and freedom,” she adds. “These queer people had the music; and they had each other.

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