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Ballroom: The Sound of NYC’s Underground Vogue Scene

From PBS Digital Studios / Sound Field – You’re probably familiar with New York’s underground ballroom scene through Madonna’s Vogue or films like Paris is Burning. This subculture has been recognized for creating the inventive dance style voguing, but they’ve also created a music genre that’s all their own.

Nahre and LA traveled to New York to meet MikeQ, the founder of the first ballroom record label: Qween Beat. MikeQ invited us to  House of Vogue, Qween Beat’s monthly ball, to meet the musicians and dancer’s of the ballroom scene and find out what makes their music so captivating.

What is Sound Field? LA Buckner and Nahre Sol are accomplished musicians and music teachers exploring the music theory, production, history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles.

PBS Digital Studios brings you original web series exploring science, music, arts, culture, and beyond. Working with creators and producers from across the web, we showcase the best the internet has to offer, while celebrating the impact of public media.

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