Black History Month: Masters of Music

Screening of a selection of documentary films to mark Black History Month.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MASTERS OF MUSIC
Documentary film screenings and dinner at the Empire Bar
Free Entry / To reserve a table email theempirebarldn@gmail.com

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Screening…
WHAT HAPPENED TO MISS SIMONE
MAMA AFRICA
SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION
ONE NATION UNDER THE GROOVE
LISTEN UP: THE LIVES OF QUINCY JONES
FINDING FELA
SAMMY DAVIS JR: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
JIMI HENDRIX: VOODOO CHILD
MARLY
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP

/// Monday 8th October

5.30pm - WHAT HAPPENED TO MISS SIMONE
Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy.

7.30pm - MAMA AFRICA
The life and career of Miriam Makeba, South African singer and crusader against apartheid.

9.00pm - SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION
Bill Guttentag's documentary examines the importance of music during the U.S. civil rights movement that took place during the 1950s and '60s.

10.30pm - ONE NATION UNDER THE GROOVE
How funk burst out of the black community at a time of self-discovery and social change.

/// Monday 15th October

5.30pm - LISTEN UP: THE LIVES OF QUINCY JONES
Exploring the life and career of Quincy Jones, the creative architect behind countless Grammy Award-winning albums spanning dozens of musical styles.

7.30pm - FINDING FELA
Filmmaker Alex Gibney uses period interviews and performances plus highlights of the Broadway production of `Fela!' to tell the story of Afrobeat music pioneer Fela Kuti.

9.30pm - SAMMY DAVIS JR: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
The life and career of the singer, dancer and actor told through interviews with the stars who knew him.

/// Monday 22nd October

5.30pm - JIMI HENDRIX: VOODOO CHILD
Jimi Hendrix talking about how he became who he is.

7.00pm - MARLEY
The life story of musician, revolutionary and legend Bob Marley, from the early days to international superstardom. Features rare footage, performances and interviews.

9.30pm - SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP
Ice-T travels coast to coast interviewing rap performers such as Q-Tip, Common and Kanye West to pay tribute to the musical art form.

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