Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund Recipient
Deeply rooted in purpose; Jessie “DJ Nebraska” Davis is a producer, performing artist, DJ, cultural ambassador and educator committed to finding healing and connection through art.
Davis has spent the past 5 years touring extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Latin America. From the Best Buy Theater in NYC, to Untold festival in Romania, to Museo Del Chopo in Mexico City, Davis brings the heat from the NYC underground to stages and dance floors all around the world. Her list of collaborators includes Grammy award winner Louis Cato, Roots crew member Ray Angry, and hip hop pioneer Rob Swift. Her music has appeared in films and TV shows including CSI LA and the George Lopez special on HBO among others.
In 2019 she was selected by the state department to serve as a hip hop ambassador in Mexico and developing countries around the world. She is currently working on her 4th recording project, “The Deep End,” an audio visual exploration of the cycles of grief, healing and transformation.
Power to the Peaceful: Resilience
Power to the Peaceful: Resilience is a collaborative mural project with members of the community followed by an all day unveiling celebration. We have partnered with the North Brooklyn Coalition for Family Justice to paint the edifice and inside stairwell of their office in Bed-Stuy. We will be painting the mural with clients and their families, staff, and board members from October 18 – 29 in 8 collaborative sessions. Licensed therapists from the Coalition will be guiding us through grounding exercises to begin each session to hold space for the clients and create an art therapy experience for the process.
On October 29 we will unveil the mural to the public with an all day Power To The Peaceful event. Since October is domestic violence awareness month we are aligning all activities with the theme of the month to advocate for survivors and to celebrate their strength and resilience. We will have a group yoga class and performances by Yongolailan, La Lulu, Jessie Davis, Sabine Blaizin and Okai Music of Oya Sound, DJ Mickey Perez, and DJ Nebraska. The Coalition will also have a short graduation ceremony for “Lideres,” a leadership program offered to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Bochica will also premier a brand new album from Abuela Daira recorded in Bogota, Colombia.
Create & Connect Fund Applicant: Jessica Davis