PLAYING THE BAY: Arumi Dances on the Glass Ceiling

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Straight outta Southern California, Arumi discovered her artistic expression in the Bay Area through a love of house and world music. As a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, she manifests her passion for music through DJing and producing.

Alongside DJ Lil Waifu, Arumi cofounded Global Thotties – a collective for female artists focusing in on world music – as a means to reclaim female sex positivity. During our interview, we discussed what it feels like to be at the intersections of being an Asian American artist and the interruptions that occur as a female DJ during her sets.

Listen to what she has to say here:

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