HomeComing Aint Cancelled: Pop-Up Drive-In Movie
Have you ever been hit up in the DMs and asked to slide through? Once there, you find a set like no other? In that spirit, we invite you to Homecoming Ain’t Cancelled this Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
We’ve got a special set of instructions for you;
1) be here to witness the double feature film event. We start with the 2019 Hayti Heritage Film Festival stunna: Bakosó: Afrobeats in Cuba, and then we have a film that is so representative of Black Brilliance that we’re not telling everybody our business! Come and see for yourself…
2) shake a tailfeather in the tradition of an HBCU homecoming. Why? We’ve got a DJ who’s gonna usher us from Afrobeats in Cuba to the dance and music traditions from Chicago to Atlanta, New York to New Orleans. It’s Black America in all its regalia!
About Bakosó: AfroBeats in Cuba:
Historically, pop artists like Marc Anthony and Janet Jackson employed AfroBeats to revitalize their work but did not give the genre’s origin the recognition. In Bakosó, we follow DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture, and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.
The second feature of the night, well, again, you’ll just have to be here. Consider this your slide in the DMs.
A $10 donation benefits the Hayti Heritage Film Festival.
Sponsored by – KONTEK Systems and Village of Wisdom.