DJ Laylo is Fresh, Bold and So Def

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DJ LAYLO, also known as Loira Limbal, is a filmmaker, DJ, and activist who directed and produced “Estilo Hip Hop”, a video documentary that chronicles the rise of hip-hop activism throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. A Dominicana raised in Harlem, The Heights, and the South Bronx. Limbal has worked at various community-based organizations including The Point CDC, The Dominican Women’s Development Center, and Sista II Sista.  In 2006, she founded The Reel X Project, a social justice and creative filmmaking space for young women of color in the Southwest Bronx. Limbal is currently the Vice President of Firelight Media and Documentary Lab Director.  But behind the decks, Laylo has been known to rock dancefloors as intimate as the legendary Liberation Lounge and stages as big as Central Park’s Summerstage with fellow DJs like Bobbito, Rich Medina, and Sake-1. Limbal received a B.A. in History from Brown University and is a graduate of the Third World Newsreel’s Film and Video Production Training Program. She has received awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Lisa Sullivan Fund for her work combining arts and activism.

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