FINDING FELA (2014, 79 min)
FINDING FELA tells the story of Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, and his social and highlights the impact of his political importance. He created a new musical movement called "Afrobeat" using it as a forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian goverment of the 70s and 80s. His influence helped bring about a change towards democracy in Nigeria. Directed by Alex Gibney.
Performances and presentations celebrating Black Music Month. Special bonus art-making workshop activity: make your own drum!
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON FINDING (2014, 84 min)
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON is a jazz documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry for over four years during which he mentored Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy as Kauflin prepares to compete in an elite national music competition. Directed by Alan Hicks. l
BROTHERS HYPNOTIC (2013, 90 min)
For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "brotherhood" is a literal concept: horn players, all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Phil Cochran. Raised together on Chicago's South Side in an Afrocentric family, they were immersed in the musical traditions of jazz, funk, and blues. As the brothers try to make their own way, they find the values that their father taught them tested.
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