FunkJazz Kafe, a Documentary Film with Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Outkast, & more
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 7:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
Carver Theater, New Orleans, LA
This is a pop up one-of-a-kind Film + Music + Food Experience brought to you by Unbuntu Village, Hot 103.7, Fusicology and FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival!
About The Film:
Narrated by Chuck D, this award-winning film is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and in some cases overlooked, era in Black culture. It begins with a statement that says a lot, “You will always know the condition of a people by what is reflected in their music!” then proceeds to span through the late 1980′s to the early 2000′s. This story goes deep into the fabric of soul music, it’s definitions, it’s pioneers, it’s offspring, it’s movements, the challenges with the “mainstream” industry, how technology leveled the playing field and the evolution of the FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival, a music and artistic renaissance movement born out of Atlanta’s diverse musical and cultural arts 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. "FunkJazz Kafé:Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)" also explores the question of how we got to live soul bands being non-existing in the commercial music landscape of the 21st century when there once was a plethora of soul and R&B bands since the creation of recorded music.
"FunkJazz Kafé:Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)" features 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, Khari Simmons, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Bone Crusher, Sticman (Dead Prez), DJ Kemit and Speech (Arrested Development).