Helping Our Favorite DJ Stay Great

$4,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 37 months
Hi friends, my name is La Keisha Leek. I am a Chicago-based curator and project manager, with a deep interested in creating platforms for black and brown creatives. Chicago, as some of you may be aware of, is going through a bit of a renaissance. There are more spaces for artists to execute experimental ideas, more collective artistic production, and an investment in developing sustainable models for artists to thrive within systems of creative economy. It is an exciting time to be living and working in the city for sure!


This ask is for one of these emerging creatives I speak of, who is ambitious, a visionary, and my dearest friend and champion, DJ Rae Chardonnay.  Rae recently took a leap of faith and became a full time DJ and event organizer. Since then the past several months have afforded her to truly walk in her greatness and experience the most exciting successes of her professional journey thus far. She played her first festival, secured her first artist residency, and and was voted Chicago’s Best DJ . Hey now!


This weekend, Rae’s car was broken into. Amongst other items, her laptop and hard drive were stolen, leaving her without the music library that is her lifeline and gospel to so many bodies! This misfortune comes at a time where Rae has significant local and national gigs quickly approaching, and it is critical that she be able replace these items as soon as possible.


With the resurgence of black and brown vitality, has been the push for safe spaces for black joy , one of which Rae is the co-founder. Through this time, Rae remains hopeful. I’d say that is faith and black joy working overtime.



If you would also like to help rebuild her music library, please send music to rae@raechardonnay.com


From Rae and her expansive community, we appreciate your support in advance.
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$4,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 37 months
Created July 25, 2016
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Messiah Equiano
35 months ago
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Ebony Leaks
36 months ago
$50
Anonymous
36 months ago
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$100
Nick Alder
36 months ago

Some more layers, experiences, and triumphs to add to one of your most epic years. We soon back!

$25
Johnson Family
37 months ago
JG
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Jacquelyn Guerrero
37 months ago

Love you <3 <3 <3

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Anonymous
37 months ago
LB
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Letita Brodnax
37 months ago

We need you back! Hope this helps :) -Tita

$20
Ilene Palacios
37 months ago

Good luck, Rae! Here's the article i wrote in support :) http://gozamos.com/2016/08/community-support-help-local-dj-rae-chardonnay-replace-her-stolen-equipment-music-library/

DK
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37 months ago
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