Konocopia celebrates the life of a Boston DJ

Mel "DJ Mocha" Andrade(cq) dances at Konocopia, a benefit event and tribute honoring Kris Kono, held at Machine nightclub on March 30, 2013. The benefit will support a scholarship for a woman at Berklee College of Music. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)
Mel "DJ Mocha" Andrade(cq) dances at Konocopia, a benefit event and tribute honoring Kris Kono, held at Machine nightclub on March 30, 2013. The benefit will support a scholarship for a woman at Berklee College of Music. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

The Boylston Street nightclub Machine hosted the second annual Konocopia dance party on Saturday night in honor of Kris Kono , a beloved Boston DJ who died at 46 of complications from cancer in 2011. The night raised money for a scholarship that will go to a woman who attends the Berklee College of Music. Revelers included DJ Mocha, a.k.a Mel Andrade (above), who spun tunes and danced in a Konocopia T-shirt.

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