Dance Music As a Diasporic Musical Innovation

Long read co-writen with Dr Mathys

Jointly with Mathys, I worked on a small essay on the European Black Diasporic experience within the discourse of the white washing of dance music. We discuss this topic in the context of the prevalence of Afro-pessimism and US exceptionalism in art discourse. It is a first attempt at a history of the white washing of dance music, which does not erase the history of Black European dance music, and which puts an emphasis on internal dynamics within the African diaspora