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For DJ Nina Sol, The Party Doesn't Stop, Even In A Pandemic

Kot Hordynski

Oakland DJ Nina Sol talks about spinning for virtual parties during the age of COVID and why she infuses her sound with messages of justice, freedom, and love.

"This pause that we've had is certainly making me appreciate things that I took for granted. When we are able to gather again, it's just going to be a big old love fest."

Nina Sol grew up in San Diego. Her name pays homage to her Afro-Latina heritage and sunny personality. Her mixes are heard domestically and overseas, especially the pandemic. You can party with Nina through the virtual party Elements, which will be live streaming from the African American Art & Culture Center in San Francisco. Follow Nina on Facebook and Instagram for information on future parties. 

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.