Subject of the Month

A monthly display featuring resources on specific thematic subjects.

January 2021

Selector: Maria Nuccilli

"Disco is one of the most maligned and misunderstood of musical genres, thought to be musically vapid, hedonistic and frivolous. Far from it. Disco was utopian and subversive, and political to its core. Born in New York's deepest underground, it brought together strands of gay liberation and post Civil-Rights racial integration. Disco put into practice what the Sixties preached."
[From BBC Radio] Martha Reeve's Presents "The Politics of Dancing: How Disco Changed the World"

 

"The backlash was anti-gay, but also anti-women and anti-color"
Nicky Siano, former resident DJ at Studio 54

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