FunkJazz Kafe: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement) (USA, 2012; 120 min.) Directed by Jason Orr. Seattle premiere.
9:00 p.m. FunkJazz Kafe: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement) (USA, 2012; 120 min.) Directed by Jason Orr. Seattle premiere.
Narrated by Chuck D, this film is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and sometimes overlooked, era in Black culture.
Spanning the late 19880's through the early 2000's, this story goes deep into the fabric of soul music, its definitions, its pioneers, its offspring, its movements, the challenges with the commercial music industry and the evolution of the FunkJazz Kafe, a music and arts movement /festival born out of Atlanta's diverse musical heritage. The film covers the decade when Atlanta's underground music scene became established on the world stage and a new generation of soul singers and musicians emerged. Appearances by Cornel West, Cee Lo Green, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, George Clinton, Roy Ayers and many others.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (View)
104 - 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
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