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DJ Sandy Duperval Interview: The Revolutionary DJ Returns to Chicas
Posted by Mandy Randhawa on July 9, 2019
An Interview with DJ Sandy Duperval
We spoke to DJ Sandy Duperval last year when she was gearing up to perform at our legendary Chicas in the Afternoon event for Vancouver Pride. From a gospel singer trained under Cissy Houston (mother of the one and only Whitney) to coming out and being a successful DJ, she has an amazing story—and incredible talent.
We caught up with her again to chat about last year, what she’s been up to, and what Pride means to her.
Flygirl: Welcome back, DJ Sandy Duperval! We’re so thrilled to have you perform at Pride again this year! But first of all, what have you up to since last Pride?
DJ Sandy Duperval: I finished my culinary management degree and worked on a lot of new music!
Flygirl: Sounds like you’ve been busy! Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like performing at Pride last year?
DJ Sandy Duperval: It was magical to say the least. I worked my whole career for a moment like this and it will remain one of the highlights of my career.
Flygirl: What was the best part?
DJ Sandy Duperval: Chicas in the Afternoon! Ending my set there was amazing. People smiling, singing, and wanting to continue to dance was everything.
Flygirl: That’s amazing to hear. What did you think of Vancouver as a city?
DJ Sandy Duperval: Vancouver is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I would move here right away, if I could afford it!
Flygirl: Vancouver would be lucky to have you! Here’s a big question: what does Pride mean to you?
DJ Sandy Duperval: Pride is an essential platform for the LGBTQ+ community. It has showcased the community to the world but most importantly it reminds that world of our existence, history, resilience, and unity. It’s so necessary especially as society tends to regress these days.
Flygirl: Beautifully said. Has your idea of Pride changed at all, based on current events?
DJ Sandy Duperval: I’m very pleased with Pride, I know it’s been a bumpy ride but I appreciate the consistency in the effort to make it more and more inclusive. Nothing is perfect and there is always room for improvement. Fortunately, Pride continues to listen and take appropriate actions to move forward.
Thanks so much for chatting with us (again!) DJ Sandy Duperval!
If you missed DJ Sandy Duperval last time, or can’t wait to see her again, don’t wait to grab your tickets to Chicas in the Afternoon 2019!