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WORLD PREMIERE + Q&A featuring director Victorious DeCosta, hosted by Kevin Le Gendre (BBC 3 RADIO / JAZZWISE / MUSIC WEEK)
2018, USA, 95 mins
This film is a befitting and timely examination to the life and legacy of Weldon Irvine, whose work drew appreciation from the likes of Freddie Hubbard and Nina Simone to Mos Def and Q-Tip. His bountiful and socio-culturally evocative work in music and theatre was central to the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s; integral to the evolution of hip hop, from its inception through its golden era of consciousness and heavy jazz-laden sampling; and whose dedicated mentorship sparked a movement in his long-time residence of Jamaica/St. Albans, Queens, helping develop some of the most well-known figures in jazz today.
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