When the Movement electronic music festival launched in 2000 under the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) banner, no one knew the impact and legacy that would follow.
Across two decades, the formerly free experimental event has become a local treasure that lures culture aficionados and music lovers from around the globe to hear the sound of Detroit in the city where it was born.
“It’s a lot to do with the sound of the festival — the excitement of being there and bringing that home to Detroit.” — Rita Sayegh, curator
With the 2020 edition of the festival cancelled due to the coronavirus, its spirit is living on with a new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum in the city’s cultural corridor near Wayne State University.
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