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NLM at Night: the Sound of Philadelphia

February 10, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $35
WXPN Radio Host John Morrison

NLM at Night is officially back for 2022 with music, libations, and the pursuit of happiness! In honor of Black History Month, savor the historic yet timeless music of the Sound of Philadelphia and learn about notable Black voices in music. Enjoy the soulful sounds with DJ and WXPN radio host, John Morrison and founder of Vinyl Tap 215, DJ DuiJi 13. Get a first look at artwork honoring the 50-year legacy of the Sound of Philadelphia by local artist, Shanina Dionna. Throughout the evening, enjoy refreshing drinks and music, artist talks and our newest exhibition, Deconstructing Bowie.



WXPN Radio Host John Morrison DJs at an event.John Morrison is a writer and DJ from Philadelphia. Morrison published his first article in high school and has since been published by NPR Music, The Wire, Bandcamp Daily, and more. He currently writes for the American Poetry Review through his column “Headphone Masterpieces,” exploring the historical context behind classic albums.





DJ DuiJi 13


Based in Philadelphia, DuiJi 13 has transformed the role of the DJ from entertainer to a community asset, earning the title of “Cultural Architect.” He is a founding member of the Sofistifunk and Vinyl Tap 215 DJ collectives. DuiJi’s experiences as a spoken word artist and event organizer have aided in his evolution from performer to curator to community pillar. Rocking block parties, weddings, gardens, and clubs, he finds a way to give people what they love. DuiJi’s eclectic style draws all people while showing us the sacredness of our inherent connections.






Artist Shanina Dionna

Shanina Dionna is a visual and performing artist, mental health advocate and non-profit youth arts educator in the Greater Philadelphia area. Since 2011, her Embryo art exhibition series helped raise awareness for mental health; chronicling the life of one millennial’s growth journey. Her art for social change practice is rooted in the exposure of her own personal battle and history with mental illnesses, diagnoses, hospitalization and therapy treatments. Life-sized acrylic portraits, improv performances, dance/movement, film, photography, botanical therapy and safe space installations all help convey her intent for communal wellness and healing.






Thank you to our Black History Month sponsor:

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February 10, 2022
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $35
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National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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215 - 925-2800

Thu ‒ Mon: 10am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $12 Seniors (65+): $10 Students (with valid ID): $8 Youth (ages 6–17): $6 Children (under 5): No Charge Museum Members: Free

321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106 (215) 925-2800