Gemynii / The Muslims / Choked Up
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Artist by trade and DJ by craft, Gem produces experiences that seduce the audience and lures them into her meticulously cultivated audiovisual realm. Though she asserts herself as a sound selector or vibe curator, Gemynii an open format DJ with an extensive collection of music that represents the best of House, Clubbeats, Afrobeat Hip Hop, and old school sounds. Since the summer of 2016, Gemynii has been a frequent DJ at Pinhook where she the created Conjure - The Celebration of Black & Brown Femmes.
This all-queer, Black & Brown punk band emerged onto the U.S. music scene in DURM, NC after the inauguration of Donald [fuckface] Trump.
Taking inspiration from classic punk and afropunk roots, they mix hardcore, rock-rap fusion, political satire and shared experiences as multi-racial Muslims into a powerful and spiritual deliverance. This band consists of lead singer/guitarist Qadr, a Black Queer Muslim originally from NY, NC-born Palestinian drummer FaraH BaHbaH and bestest face, babygay Abu Shea on the bass.
Choked Up are a pop-punk telenovela about reclaiming your heart during fascism. They formed in 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.
117 West Main Street
Durham, NC, 27701