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Ministry hosts official Paradise Garage HIV fundraiser

On Sunday 30th November, coinciding with World AIDS Day (December 1st), A Night In Paradise will bring the spirit of the infamous New York club Paradise Garage to London for the first time, in the club it inspired nearly twenty-five years ago — the Ministry Of Sound.

The line-up includes US legends and UK figures including some of the original Paradise Garage DJs — Danny Krivit, Joey Llanos, David DePino and Victor Rosado in The Box, with a live performance from legendary house vocalist Jocelyn Brown.

In 103 (The Bar), Justin Berkmann joins a bill featuring Kenny Carpenter, Ricky Morrison, Frankie Foncett, David Piccioni, and a PA from Bryan Chambers.

Handsome in the Baby Box features Horse Meat Disco, Jeffrey Hinton, The Reflex, and Fidel.

From The Paradise’s inception in late 77' in New York City, the late Larry Levan’s ‘Saturday Mass’ was a place given over entirely to the enjoyment of disco, Philadelphia soul, funk, r&b and a new emerging genre, ‘house music’.

During the start of the AIDS crisis in the early ‘80s, the Garage hosted the world’s first ever HIV benefit — a night named ‘Showers’ in 1982 — and provided a support network for those affected by this not yet fully understood disease. 

This event aims to raise £20,000 to support two of the world’s first and leading HIV charities — New York’s Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and the UK’s Terrence Higgins Trust.

More info here