Is Black Music goes to the movies

aof_2016_poster_rgb_webThis is the 4th year the Afrikans on Film festival has been hosted at the Bussey Building aka CLF Art Cafe. Why is it so important to us, you might wonder.

Well, imagine walking into a three-storey building, and on every floor there are people of different nationalities and persuasions, speaking and sitting with each other watching arty films from Africa.

You see one film, then you see another. You go from floor to floor. And everywhere you turn there is a relaxed smile and a simple greeting.

You have just entered the Afrikans on Film festival at the Bussey Building.

The lights go out, and the movie magic begins once again.

Listen to our show about the festival
Playlist

Sun Ra – I’ll Wait For You Shola Amoo – Touch
Art Terry/Jean Genie – Sleeping Dogs
Melvyn Van Peebles – Come On Feet Do Your Thing
El Crisis – Could She Be Loved
Norvis Jr -Swimming In Your own Skin Soundtrack
Zena Edwards – Healing Pool
Stew – Passing Strange Soundtrack *our main image is from Passing Strange by Spike Lee
Cecile Emeke – Fake Deep soundtrack
Stacey Muhammad – I Am Sean Bell Soundtrack
Battledream Chronicle -Soundtrack
Yinka Oyewole – Sometimes These South London Streets Remind Me Of Brooklyn

SLEEPING DOGS words & music by Stew, additional lyrics by Art Terry

“I really think that you should let sleeping dogs lie. I think that you should give her a break. You can’t take her out to any movie show. You can’t take her out, cause she hasn’t got time to go.

I found relationships too emotional, like squeezing your body thru a crack, so I go to movies to release the stress, to watch Fassbinder explode and to watch Spike Lee confess.

Charles Burnett, Malcolm, Melvyn van Peebles or Godard. None of these cats can change her life. They can’t understand a young woman like her. Even Julie Dash’s daughters need more than celluloid light.

I really think that you should let sleeping dogs lie. I think that you should give her a break. You can’t take her out to any movie show. You can’t take her out, cause she hasn’t got time to go.”

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