Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Larissa Johnson

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Larissa Johnson is a dancer and promoter who was raised on the South Side of Chicago during the 1970s and 1980s. She partied at high school sock hops at her alma mater Kenwood, and at other house parties and parochial schools, but eventually graduated to underground spaces like The Music Box and Club Naked. Johnson left Chicago to attend college but later returned and became part of the social dance communities at parties like Cordell Johnson’s Excursions.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dancer, promoter, The Music Box, Excursions

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Larissa Johnson

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