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DJ WhySham

May 26th @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

DJ WhySham, a proud voice “From The 617 To Your BackYard”, is also a recent inductee to the Grammy Recording Academy (Class of ’23). Celebrated for her dynamic sets, from Boston Calling to energizing post Boston Celtics games, and First Night Boston 2024, she is a 4-time nominee, and opened for the iconic DJ Jazzy Jeff; Her #YourCommunityDJ deems true. However, it is her ability to fuse music with activism, as tools for healing and change, that truly sets her apart.

Born and raised in the vibrant city of Boston, DJ WhySham’s early exposure to community service and Boston’s music scene laid the foundation for her eclectic taste and innovative approach to music production. WhySham’s role as the Official DJ for the 114th National Convention of the NAACP, hosted in her hometown of Boston, showcased her ability to captivate audiences while amplifying critical social discussions.

Creating ‘The Social Justice Trap Movement‘ DJ WhySham has become a passionate advocate for the health and wellness of creatives. WhySham curates transformative events that confront trauma, mental health, and societal issues spotlighting talents among womxn, LGBTQ+, previously incarcerated individuals, —while addressing industry inequalities head-on. In her eyes, music isn’t just entertainment; it’s a conduit for social justice. WhySham has pioneered a movement that embraces collective trauma, blending music, storytelling, and community to create events that catalyze healing and unity.

In 2021, DJ WhySham was the only womxn nominee for Producer of The Year, and also named WBUR’s esteemed ‘The Artery 25‘ acknowledged her impact as a Greater Boston artist of color whose work was reshaping the artistic landscape.

Her debut project, “Finally,” released in 2020, marked a pivotal moment in her career. Featuring an all-women lineup of artists, the project not only showcased her musical prowess but also served as a catalyst for change. The project’s impact was undeniable, prompting a re-release through Equity Distribution and paving the way for an annual womxn-led festival that continues to celebrate diversity, empowerment, and inclusivity.