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How D.C. Label 1432 R Became A Go-To Place For Ethiopian Dance


Graphics from 1432R’s releases. Collage by Valentina Montagna.

“D.C.’s not as basic as people make it out to be,” says Joyce Lim, one-third of the group behind indie dance label 1432 R. The label takes its name from the address—1432 R St. NW—where Lim and her husband Sami Yenigun first met.

“Because I believe in 1432’s creative voice, and that what we’re making is tight, I was ready to go broke or die trying to make a difference,” Lim says. “We’re determined to change the way people perceive the world. What’s the point of doing something if you don’t do it with courage?”

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