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African Diaspora International Film Festival Presents Its 2012 Music & Soul Film Series

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 19, 2012 at 4:02PM

A chance for you New Yorkers to see some titles we've covered previously on S&A - especially if you missed them when the screened previously, like Menelik Shabazz's The Story Of Lovers Rock, The First Rasta, and Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone amongst others.
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A chance for you New Yorkers to see some titles we've covered previously on S&A - especially if you missed them when the screened previously, like Menelik Shabazz's The Story Of Lovers Rock, The First Rasta, and Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone amongst others.

Courtesy of the African Diaspora International Film Festival's Music & Soul Film Series:

THE MUSIC & SOUL FILM SERIES started some years ago as a way of appreciating and enjoying music and films. With a combination of recent and less recent titles, the series presents a selection of fictions and documentaries in which music gets into you at many different levels.

The always entertaining 100% Arabica is a film that, in a comedic way, deals with religious extremism, political and religious corruption. The music of two of the greatest rai musicians, Khaled and Cheb Mami, is at the core of that story.

The Story of Lovers Rock, ADIFF 2011 Opening Night Film, is award winning director Menelik Shabazz's take on a music genre and issues of social change and identity in the UK in the 70's and 80's.

Round Midnight offers a story of friendship, human spirit and good music. Maria Bethania was recently in the US and her performance at Miami Beach, FL was a tremendous success. Maria Bethania, Music is Perfume pays homage to the woman, the singer and her music.

The First Rasta, the story of Leonard "Gong" Howell, a film in which music, history, identity and social commentary come together as one powerful and poignant work of art.

The other films in the series are The Tracker (Australia), Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (USA) and Youssou N'Dour: Return to Goree (Senegal). The screening of Return to Goree will be followed, for the first time, by a special screening of the filmed concert given on Goree Island by Youssou N'Dour and his musicians!

The series runs from Friday April 27, to Sunday April 29, 2012  at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street.

Full details (dates, times, tickets) can be found HERE.


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