One night of movies, discussion, art and music at the Maysles Cinema brought to you by aerosol art pioneer and classic disco and hip hop flyer artist Lava 1&2 aka Straightman. Followed by a reception with DJ Young C!
'The Best of Soul Train (Late 70s to Early 80s)' (Dir. Don Cornelius Productions, 1976-1982, 60 mins.) For over 35 years Soul Train was a National institution--the premier U.S. television show for showcasing the latest names in the world of R&B an Soul music. Every week American viewers got to see the legendary superstars who made soul music a mainstream global genre. Feautured artists include James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Commodores, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, The Isley Brothers, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind and Fire, and many others.
Graffiti Rock Dir. Clark Santee, 1984, 23 min. Brainchild of Michael Holman, this was the pilot for a television program that showcased the four elements of Hip Hop, (Breakdancing, Graffiti, Djing and Mcing). Graffiti Rock is 23 minutes of pure old school. This program's purpose was to bring the culture into people's living rooms. It was the only episode ever filmed. It was hosted by "The Most Host" Michael Holman (who also was the show's creator) and featured DJ Jimmie Jaz on the wheels of steel. Appearing as co-hosts were Kool Moe Dee and Special K of The Treacherous Three. The show was put together in a Soul Train format and included performances from The New York City Breakers, Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, Special K. and Freestyle diva Shannon. Graf artist "Brim" Fuentes' artwork was featured on the set.
Followed by Panel Discussion. Art Show of Original Old School Disco and Hip Hop Era Club and Party Flyers Plus: Reception with DJ Young C!
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New York, NY 10027