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Afro-futurism: Funk Upon A Time After Party @ The Watershed 2nd Oct,10pm

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As part of Black History month, Ujima and the Watershed have joined forces to launch  Afro-futurism, an empowering season of black films, debates and events to re-define black identity.

For your chance to win tickets to see Sun Ra and to enjoy the funk-tastic after party, tune into the One Love breakfast and Cruisin show on BCfm 93.2 and Ujima 98 fm.

To book tickets and to find out more about the Afro-futurism season of films and events visit www.watershed.co.uk/afrofuturism

Hop on board the Mothershed for a funktastic party (from 22:00 – late) in the Café/Bar presented by Ujima Radio’s Universal Magnetic Show Crew, with Afrofuturist themed mashup-visuals by Adam The Media Assassin, and sonic-time-travel provided by DJ’s Awkward & Benjamin One.

 

Let us take you on a journey from Sun-Ra to Ras-G – strap yourself into the Low-Rider-Flux-Capacitor for a time-travel-journey through Afrofuturist inspired and inspiring sounds; through jazz, funk, reggae, bass, electronica, hip-hop, past, present and Future Sounds, to Chocolate City and beyond…

Entry to the party is FREE but ticket holders to Sun Ra – A Joyful Noise, a stunning look at the original Afronaut and free jazz pioneer (screening at 20:30), will receive priority entry.

Also the info for the Sun-Ra documentary that takes place before the party earlier in the evening…

Jazz great Sun Ra (earth name: Herman P. Blount) knew a little something about showmanship: not only was he a brilliant and prescient composer, but he wrapped his music in an elaborate quasi-Egyptian mythology that made for colourful theatre. To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth we are pleased to present this rare documentary (named as one of the 50 greatest music films ever by Time Out), which presents him as both philosopher and inspired leader of his most famous band, the Intergalactic Arkestra. Testimonials from his sidemen are intercut with concert footage shot in Baltimore and Philadelphia (among the tunes performed are ‘Astro Black’ and ‘We Travel Spaceways’) and sessions with the man himself, filmed in the Egyptian room of a museum. He look intently into the camera as he expands on his intergalactic Afrocentrist worldview. Is he serious? His mischievious smile says it all…

 

Followed by a Funk Upon A Time party (from 22:00 – late in the Café/Bar) presented by Ujima Radio’s Universal Magnetic Show Crew, with Afrofuturist mashup visuals by Adam The Media Assassin, and sonic-time-travel provided by DJ’s Awkward & Benjamin One. Join us for a funktastic voyage through the musical cosmos from Sun Ra to Ras-G – it’s going to be out of this world. Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise ticket holders will receive priority entry to the Funk Upon A Time Party.

 

Plus an introduction to Afrofuturism with Edson Burton, Ytasha L Womack, and Floyd Webb (who will be joining us live from Chicago via Skype).

 

Ticket prices: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions. Tickets include priority entry to the After Party. The After Party is FREE

Screening of Sun Ra – A Joyful Noise 8:30pm

Followed by ‘Funk Upon A Time After Party’ 10pm-12pm

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Links:

www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/season/289/afrofuturism/

www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/5143/afrofuturism-funk-upon-a-time-party/

 

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