You will always know a condition of a people by what is expressed in their music.
Narrated by Chuck D (of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group, Public Enemy), FunkJazz Kafe: Diary of a Decade is an award-winning documentary film that conveys the evolution of Black music and culture as told by the pioneers and next generation of soul music innovators. Covering the late 1980s through the early 2000s, this story reveals the ongoing challenges with the “mainstream” industry of the time, its impact of the departure of soul music and offers solutions for progressing responsibly for artists of today.
This is a classic film for music and social history lovers.
Special appearances in the film include: Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Outkast, Dr. Cornel West, Common, Dick Gregory, Cee Lo Green, Roy Ayers, Jamie Foxx, George Clinton, Public Enemy, Omar, Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Loose Ends, The Mizell Brothers, Stic Man (Dead Prez), Talib Kweli, DJ, Kemit, Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Organized Noize, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Roberson, Lil John Roberts, Algebra Blessett, Anthony David, Jamal Ahmad, Meshell NdegeOcello, Joi Gilliam, Dionne Farris, Van Hunt, Speech and many others.
A screening of FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade will take place Feb 22 at the Plaza Theater at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta.
There will be a Q & A with the film’s producer, writer and director Jason Orr, directly following the screening.