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Local DJs spin against hunger

Deejays Against Hunger feed others at Armory Park
Posted at 10:58 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 00:58:28-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the last six years, local disk jockeys have stepped away from their turntables to turn to serving tables at Armory Park.

It's the day set aside for those experiencing homelessness to also celebrate the holidays.

For 16 years, Jahmar Anthony has heard more in the music than just melodies and rhythms.

"Just a love for music, I just love music, music talks to me."

What the music tells him?

He said it only took one song to tell him to give back, using the skill he knows.

"Bob Marley: "One Love."

"This is just about letting everybody know: you're not forgotten, let's all just come together," Anthony said.

"I recruited my DJ friends, just hit 'em up and said 'yo, I'm doing this event in the park for the homeless, I need you out here.'"

They went, DJ L3XX, DJ Dega, DJ Shrek, even Anthony's father, DJ Papa Ranger, all for the cause: Deejays Against Hunger.

"The community, you can see here, everybody's gathered together, everybody's having a good time," DJ Dega said.

Feeding, clothing and spinning tunes for others who might have more on their minds this holiday season.

"It's really a blessing to get into this holiday spirit to see so many people in the same situation as I'm in, and just knowing what they're going through and all that," said Cole Ardle, who says he's been coming this event for two years.

The group says this year's 'Deejay's Against Hunger' event is their biggest yet, and they say their party is just getting started.

"This year is a the first year we're a non-profit," DJ L3XX said.

"Every year we've been working towards it, this is the first year we've actually reached that goal, so every year gets better."

A cause, he said, to remind everyone here to remember the music.

"I think especially when you're in that happy place or that sad place, no matter what, there's a song for that."

"Deejay's Against Hunger" says their next event will be a water walk in February.

They say they plan to hand out cases of water to those in need across Tucson.