Starting June 5th, the Sōl Cinema Cafe will stream Thee Debauchery Ball:
A Documentary About a film about a private, protected space where Black people can be
Starting June 12th on www.SolCinemaCafe.com, this celebrated film will be paired with #BeDebaucherous,
14 days of virtual after parties featuring more than 30 of the hottest house music DJ’s from across the globe. The
Debauchery Ball will be promoted through a grassroots coalition of DJs, film exhibitors, and cultural/lifestyle
groups who share the belief that #BlackJoyMatters because #BlackLivesMatter.
Directed by David Weathersby, Thee Debauchery Ball celebrates Chicago’s large and thriving Afrocentric house
music scene. Awarded Best Film at the Southside Chicago Film Festival, Thee Debauchery Ball tells the story of a
bi-annual event that pays reverence to the roots of house music culture, while expanding the scope and
appreciation with innovative and unprecedented fetish-themed, body-positive parties held within safe spaces in
the Black community.
The #BeDebaucherous parties will run for 14 consecutive days, 9pm to 11pm, EST. Attendees will be encouraged
to broadcast themselves dancing live in their homes, being debaucherous during this two-week soiree. A slate of
DJ’s in from Pretoria, the capital of house music in South Africa, will join the party June 14 to 18, at 4pm EST.
The Sol Cinema Cafe enlisted Rhythm & Soul Radio to invite many of the DJ’s including: Sundae Sermon’s DJ
Stormin Norman (NYC), DJ Blackicon1 (NYC), The Legendary Chris Washington (NYC), Salah Ananse
(ATL), DJ Tony Soul (New Orleans), DJ Shani (Austin, TX), DJ Nimbus (Houston, TX), DJ Adam Cruz (NJ),
Cales & Mr. Hyde (Colombia, South America), DJ P/Shift (NYC), DJ King JamesNYC, DJ M. Forde, Chicago’s
original Thee Debauchery Ball DJs including DJ Big Will, Steve Maxwell, Chris Underwood, Craig Elliot, Rae
Chardonnay, SolKat, Dave Maze, Jo de Presser, Ron Carroll, Gene Hunt, Vince Adams, DJ Craig
Alexander and others. South Africa’s Husky Records added: DJ HK (6/14), DJ Jazzy Dee (6/15), DJ Positive K
(6/16) and DJ Mac Lopez (6/18), at 4PM EST
To get tickets, visit the link here:
Thee Debauchery Ball trailer with laurels from City Vanguard on Vimeo.