Detroit non-profit Spin University brings Afrika Bambaataa to Bert's Warehouse May 23

UPDATE: Spin University, contrary to what I initially wrote, has nothing to do with SPIN magazine. (Though why use the SPIN logo and the word "spin" if you're an entirely new entity, I don't know). Spin University is supposedly a non-profit "Detroit community based program design to provide Djing and Music Production for children, preteens and adults." Tickets are available herethey are $35 plus service charges.

Today a press release from one week ago was forwarded to me. And while it misspells Afrika Bambaataa's last name, dude's last name is Bambaataa. Our biggest question is: When they say Sharivari is performing, I wonder if they mean the original artists behind that song, A Number of Names? Is Number of Names on the retro circuit?

This definitely looks like fun. Mark it on your calendar. Full press releases follows.


Detroit, Michigan, May 23, 2015 at the BERTS WAREHOUSE from 9:00pm – 3:00am. We anticipate our venue will be

one of the largest entertainment events.

The Following artist are schedule to perform

 Legendary DJ Afrika Bambatta (ZULU NATION, SOULSONIC FORCE)

 Local Techno/House DJ’s,

 Dj Bruce Bailey

 Sharivari,

 Dj Jq-Canton

 Dj Reggie Reg

 Dj Jungle-Spin Inc-

"Spinning the transformational powers of Music, Health, education and well-being!

The proceeds of the event will go to Spin Inc. a Djing & Music Production School for youth.

This event will be epic and with your partnership we will make this an annual event that will bring the community and

millions of partnerships together.

Spin Inc., a (pending) 501c.3 corporation Detroit community based program created to encourage metro Detroit youth and

young adults by giving them a new “spin” on life through the art of Dj’ing and music production. Our Mission is to

implement an innovative pilot program that provides instruction in Dj’ing and digital music production for students in the

Metro Detroit area. Our staff of music professionals in their respective fields will cultivate the next generation of DJ’s and

producers of all genres of music. For more information visit our web page:

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Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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