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Sat, Sep 30



SOLSDANCE: the equinox set to sun & sound

GetOpen Sessions & MOJÙGBÁ present SOLSDANCE : the equinox set to sun and sound. A musical celebration of the fall equinox.

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SOLSDANCE: the equinox set to sun & sound
SOLSDANCE: the equinox set to sun & sound

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Washington, 16th St NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

About the event

GetOpen Sessions & MOJÙGBÁ present SOLSDANCE : the equinox set to sun and sound. A FULL DAY of House, soul & afro inspired rhythms for a summer send off house music session in Malcolm X Park.

Let music engulf your senses one last time. It's a known fact, immersing yourself in sound & positive energy, dancing to deep house selections, restores & increases energy & enables the body to heal itself & tune in to the frequencies of the planet. Our intention is to raise vibrations from earth to sky covering the entire house, soul, world, tech & sonic spectrum. Sessions are open and free to all but we humbly request you register & make a donation if it's within your means. All proceeds go towards the longevity of our summer events.

Sounds will be curated by Deep Just (GetOpen Sessions, NYC/NJ, Mi Casa Holiday, Dancegruv Radio, NYC) & Aphrosoul (MOJÙGBÁ, BKNY/DC, WPFW 89.3FM, DC) along with special guest selector, DJ Baby (DC)! Special wellness sessions are also scheduled and will be set to the vibes they deliver.

ALSO, we want you to bring out your light up wings, light up caps, hula hoops, shoes & glow sticks! Artis Moon will be leading a special equinox sunset ceremony, then right after that, we want to light up the night.

Here's a quick snap shot of the day.

12:00-8:00 Solsdance House Music with Aphrosoul, Deep Just & DJ Baby

1:30 - 2:00 Breathwork with H. Alejaibra Badu

2:00 - 3: 00 Qigong with Nicole Jackson

6:45 - 7:00 Equinox Sunset Ceremony with Artis Moon

Pack your picnic blankets, coolers, chairs, tents, glow sticks, clothes & DANCE SHOES. You have to let GO to GetOpen. The dance floor is the door.


Details: Soundscape curated by DJs, APHROSOUL / DEEP JUST & special guest DJ Baby.

Keep reading & get to know our performers.

Aphrosoul (Lukumi People; Yoruba Records, MOJÙGBÁ, BKNY/DC) is a musical, cultural, and spiritual polymath. In addition to being a captivating DJ, he is a spiritual conduit, plant- based yogi, Usui/Tibetan Reiki master teacher, and founder of Lukumi People Music & Oracle Bohemian Artifacts. Aphrosoul has been in the music scene for more than half his life. He has worked as a club security doorman, promotor, dancer, and radio personality. His deep-house DJ sets can be best described as “ancient future soul music.” He’s spun alongside a litany of iconic DJs and musicians that include DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Quentin Harris, Danny Krivit, Tony Humphries, Osunlade, Carlos Mena, Barbara Tucker, Julie Dexter, Donnie, Tamara Wellons, Les Nubians, Amel Larrieux, After 7, Rahsaan Patterson, Wunmi.

His lifelong connection to music transcends the body, mind, and soul. He is also the founder of the long-running sacred dance gathering, MOJÙGBÁ, which began in 2013 and based in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Aphrosoul is also a cofounder of two annual festivals — HEAL & RELEASE DC and Solsdance. Both festivals focus on holistic health and wellness via the mediums of art, music and dance. In 2017, Aphrosoul returned to his radio broadcasting roots, which began at KPFT 90.1FM and KTRU 96.1FM between 1999 and 2002. He currently curates a weekly broadcast radio show on WPFW 89.3FM and a bi-weekly internet radio show on Eaton Radio.

Aphrosoul takes people on a journey back to their divine selves through the Yoruba spiritual practice of ancestral reverence and guidance, using uplifting vibrational frequencies to facilitate love and healing through the power of music

Connect with Aphrosoul music here...

Deep Just aka DJ AQuaBeaT is a DJ/Producer and the founder of GetOpen Sessions. He is a veteran of the NYC house music scene with over 25 years behind the turntables and even more on the dance floor. Deep Just is known for his technical approach, thoughtful selection and passionate sets. His productions, like his playing are a soul filled blend of afro inspired rhythms and deep tech beats rooted in musical exploration.

Deep Just has shared billing with some of the most influential house dj's and producers in the business; Boddhi Satva, Dhundee, Op, Jihad Muhamad, ?uestlove, Josh Milan, Julius the Mad Thinker, Fred P (Black Jazz Consortium), Hallex M, Dj Qu, Oscar P, Spider (NYC), E-Man, Jose Marquez, Dj Disciple, Salah Ananse, Hard Hittin' Harry, Master Kev, and Sabo to name a few. He's played in NYC, New Jersey, Washington DC, Omaha, Boston, St. Louis, Denver; Atlanta, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba and at such festivals as The Winter Music Conference; Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Atlanta Weekender and Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday.

Deep Just's productions have been globally released on imprints such as United Music Records, Soul People Music, Heavy, WhasDat Music, Sound Designers Recordings, Soundmen on Wax, Boards and Open Bar Music,

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DJ Baby is Washington DC based DJ. To the untrained eye, the name “DJ Baby” might conjure up images of someone who’s new to the game, but to those in the know, Donna Jeffries AKA DJ Baby, has history in the house music industry that runs long and deep. A native of Chicago, she partied at some of the legendary cathedrals of house music while studying the masters like Farley Keith, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Lil Louis, Steve Hurley. After relocating to the D.C/Bmore area in 88, she has graced the DMV with her style, talent, and musical knowledge to keep the dancefloor afloat from the first needle drop to last call. Paradox, Bohemian Cavern,Zeba bar and a slew of other parties & venues in our area have been privy to the skills of DJ Baby and they always come back for more. She’s also taken her Ladylike show on the road to the likes of Miami, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, her hometown Windy City, and an annual gig in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with Mi Casa Holiday.

Her passion is her house………… Always loving and believing in the power of House music

Connect with DJ Baby here:


The GetOpen Sessions Park Tour's mission is the realization of the GetOpen Sessions vision in a community friendly and family oriented outdoor environment by teaming with local events, community groups and holistic service providers.

SOLSDANCE is a collaborative initiative hosted by MOJÙGBÁ (BKNY/DC), GetOpen Sessions



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