We are pleased to help get the word out about a screening happening in Chicago on Friday, November 11, 2016. Many funk, soul and jazz fans are aware of the groundbreaking film, “FunkJazz Kafé Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement).” For those who are unaware, this story tracks the Kafé and its numerous important performers from the 80s through the 2000’s. Narrated by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, the film features seminal artists like Janelle Monae, Jamie Foxx, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Andre 3000, Dr. Cornel West, George Clinton, Dick Gregory, Roy Ayers, Bilal, and many more. The film goes into depth into the music industry context, technology advancements and many other factors impacting these musicians. The screening will take place at the The Promontory and will feature a question and answer session afterwards with producer, writer and director, Jason Orr and Chicago native/Hot Ice Live’s Ken Rye.
If you are able to be in Chicago, you may also want to check out an interview on FOX 32 “Good Day Chicago” at 8:20am tomorrow morning.
Check out the extended trailer below to learn more: