By Jaci Jedrych
After nearly 15 years in the DJ industry, DJ O Show dropped her debut track “Status & Clarity”,
discussing important topics through a widely accessible medium- music.
Orene Askew, professionally known as DJ O Show, has always brought energy, passion, and
expertise to the dace floor. Being Afro-Indigenous, a proud member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh*
Nation, and Two-Spirited, her cultural background is forefront in her music. She also works as
an inspirational speaker and is a member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh* Nation Council.
O Show’s goal with “Status & Clarity” is to open a dialogue of “Decolonization through art”, by
showing people what growing up in a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh* community is like. She believes the first
step is through truth, which is what this song hopes to bring.
“Her world is seen through lenses of intersectional light that are beaming through 1 body. Every
time O Show opens up about who she is and where she comes from the world opens up for her
more and more,” she explains.
The music video, directed by a fellow member of the indigenous community “understands her
art and where she comes from … he took every one of O Show’s ideas into consideration and
brought them to life beautifully.”
*In English, “Squamish”, a nation of indigenous people located in the Pacific Northwest Region.
Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
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