Funk Jazz Kafe: Diary Of A Decade
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 7:00 PM CST
(6:00 PM Doors)
The Promontory, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, November 11, 2016 celebrated Founder and Creative Director, Jason Orr will host the anticipated return to Chicago screening of the award-winning documentary film "FunkJazz Kafé Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement)" at The Promontory followed by a Q&A with producer, writer, director, Jason Orr and special guests, moderated by Chicago native/Hot Ice Lives’, Ken Rye.
Narrated by Chuck D (of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group, Public Enemy), the film "FunkJazz Kafé Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement)" conveys the evolution of Black music and culture as told by the pioneers and next generation of music innovators. Spanning through the late 1980′s to the early 2000′s, this story reveals the ongoing challenges with the “mainstream” industry of the time, how technology leveled the playing, the impact of the departure of soul music and offers solutions for progressing responsibly for artists of today. This is a classic film for music lovers. Special appearances in the film include: Janelle Monae, Jamie Foxx, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Andre 3000, Cee Lo Green, Dr. Cornel West, George Clinton, Dick Gregory, Roy Ayers, Public Enemy, Bilal, Organized Noize, Doug E. Fresh and many others.