Thursday, April 4, 2013, founder and creative director of FunkJazz Kafé, Jason Orr, will present a new version of his award-winning film, “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” for a special Atlanta screening.
Recently returning from a sold-out New York City screening, Orr will present the music documentary about the preservation of soul music, jazz, R&B and hip hop through the FunkJazz Kafé movement and its inspiration to a generation for over a decade. While on this multi-city film tour, this movie has sparked important dialogue on the direction of Black music today.
The documentary “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” features the evolution of Black music and culture as told by the pioneers and the next generation of soul music innovators. Spanning the late 1980s through to the early 2000s, this story reveals the ongoing challenges with the “mainstream” industry of today and its impact on the departure of soul music.
Special appearances in the film include: activist and author Dr. Cornel West, comedian Dick Gregory, record producer Dallas Austin, actor and singer Jamie Foxx, singers Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, and many others. Orr is the film’s director, producer and writer. There will be a question and answer period after the film is shown.
The documentary will be screened at The Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. A portion of the proceeds will benefit one of Atlanta’s premiere community radio stations, WRFG.