This award-winning 2012 independent film focuses on the evolution of jazz funk & soul music. Watch interviews with musical pioneers as they look at recent movements, challenges with the industry, technology, and the growth of Atlanta’s FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival. Free to the general public, this film is hosted by the College of Social Science and Public Policy and the Sociology of Hip Hop Culture course.
The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Jason Orr, the film’s producer.
The film looks at recent musical movements, challenges with the “mainstream” industry, how technology has leveled the playing field and the evolution of the FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival, a long running festival born out of Atlanta’s diverse musical heritage. This festival is an annual multi-discipline event now in its 23rd year that has brought together many artists, activists and musicians fueling a unique cultural movement centered on music and art.
The film includes appearances by: Cornel West, Dick Gregory, Erykah Badu, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, Common, Roy Ayers, Jamie Foxx, George Clinton, Janelle Monae, Doug E. Fresh, Talib Kweli, Meshell NdegeOcello, Raphael Saadiq, Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Larry Mizell (Mizell Bros.), Joi Gilliam, Dallas Austin, Lil John Roberts, Goodie Mob, Omar Lye-Fook, MC Lyte, Jamal Ahmad, Anthony David, Ray Murray (Organized Noize), N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Algebra Blessett, LeRonde Williams, Kevin Powell, Loose Ends, Bilal, Dionne Farris, Van Hunt, Khiry Simmon, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Bone Crusher, Sticman (Dead Prez), DJ Kemit and Speech (Arrested Development).
Sunday, September 10 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Student Life Cinema 942 Learning Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32306