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The Power of Club Quarantine | A Special Conversation with D-Nice and Jason King

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts joins forces with Pop Conference for a first-time collaboration to present The Power of Club Quarantine: A Special Conversation between #KenCenHipHop Culture Council members D-Nice and Jason King about uniting the world through music in times of flux as part of #PopCon2021.

This year’s Pop Conference focuses on themes of change and flux in popular music. Few artists in contemporary music have had a year marked by surprising shifts and pivots like New York born and bred DJ, rapper, and producer Derrick “D-Nice” Jones. Amid widespread global pandemic lockdowns and social restrictions in March 2020, D-Nice launched Homeschool at Club Quarantine, a nightly DJ party on Instagram Live designed to bring people together. Club Quarantine became an instant sanctuary and runaway success, virtually uniting people from all walks of life, including many prominent celebrities, to dance “together” and socialize online. Leveraging his Club Quarantine platform in service ​of others, D-Nice supported numerous social justice, civic, and humanitarian efforts, and raised awareness about health and wellness protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For his vital contributions to music, culture, and society, D-Nice was awarded the 2020 Webby Artist of the Year in the Special Achievement category, a LEVEL “Best Man of 2020” Award, a 2020 BET Hip Hop Award for Best DJ of the Year, a 2020 BET Shine A Light Award and the 2021 Entertainer of the Year Award at the NAACP Image Awards.

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