Fortunately, showings have been rescheduled and are set to begin on Saturday. Check the info below via caribBEING….
The 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Edition screenings that were postponed due to #Sandy will take place this Saturday, December 1st at Tribeca Cinema, 7-11pm and next Thursday, December 6th at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 7-11pm. Films include Ring di Alarm!, Stones in the Sun, Pressure, Cabbie Chronicles and Trafik d’Info.
Starting last night here in NYC, cariBBeing is presenting their third annual Flatbush Film festival through November 10th.
This year’s focus is West Indian film and features a lineup of films from Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & the UK such as Doubles With Slight Pepper, Ring Di Alarm, Stones In The Sun, No Soca, No Life, Barrio Cuba, as well as the classic 1975 Trinidad/UK drama Pressure, among others.
Screenings will take place at TriBeCa Cinema, Maysles Theater and Brooklyn Heights Cinema and general admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors.
Tonight at 10/9c HBO airs a documentary on actor, singer, and political activist Harry Belafonte to coincide with his new autobiography, My Song: A Memoir, which was released last week.
Sing Your Song documents Mr. Belafonte’s life as a social activist and entertainer. Check out the trailer for the film below….
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Gil was luckier than most as he’s left behind a legacy that will outlive him and will resonate for years to come. The countless messages on Twitter and numerous stories populating the web in the event of his passing are testament to that.
See some of the highlights of the love being shown below and after the jump….
Gil Scott-Heron & Mos Def – Live @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 6-28-08 (…via)
Gil Scott-Heron & Mos Def – “New York City”
Gil Scott-Heron & Mos Def – “A Song For Bobby Smith”
Tonight and tomorrow evening check out two events that explore the harmonic links between NYC and Havana. Details are below….
Joining forces with the generous support of George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival New York, we are thrilled to present the third installment of Habana | Harlem™ at Harlem Stage. Two nights of stellar performances produced by Neyda Martinez and Onel Mulet honor the legacy of the rich cross-cultural collaborations between Havana and New York, begun in the early 20th century and continuing unabated to this day.
Friday, June 25
Cultural Fusion: Past, Present and Future
In the tradition of Harlem Stage’s Harlem Stride program, this evening will feature a musical dialog between two world-renowned pianists – the New Orleans legend Henry Butler and Cuban sensation Osmany Paredes. The program will begin with curated selections from the late 20th century employing pieces from the “early jazz” period alongside ragtime, danzones, and habaneras to reveal and celebrate historical parallels.
Saturday, June 26 (standing room with limited seating)
UPTOWN NIGHTS with The Pedro Martinez Project featuring guest vocalists de’Adre aziza, Ihsan, Maria Isa, Nina Rodriguez, and DJ Cato.
The second component of “Cultural Fusion: Past, Present and Future” will introduce audiences to the singular vision and dynamic energy of Pedro Pablo Martinez’s newly formed Pedro Martinez Project. In his new role as bandleader, “Pedrito” (formerly of Yerba Buena) infuses the project with his unique brand Afro-Cuban funk with hip-hop inflections. Fans will groove, move and dance to his exciting new music.
Tonight, the Caribbean Cultural Center in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation present a screening of When The Spirits Dance Mambo, the critically acclaimed film co-directed and produced by Bobby Shephard and Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. Check out the details below…
Tracing the role of sacred African thought and practices in the formation of Cuban society, culture and music, the documentary is a tribute to the spiritual energy that traveled form West Africa to Cuba and New York. The film was shot over a three month period in Cuba and New York. “When the Spirits Dance Mambo” documents the roots of the sacred African religion, La Regla de Ocha (known as Santeria). There will be a question and answer with Dr. Marta Moreno Vega directly following the film.
Hansborough Recreation Center
35 W 134th St
New York, NY 10037-2503
Tonight in Harlem, Asho is bringing Cuban music and dance uptown. Check out the details below…
The Uptown Nights party continues with Yosvany Terry and his band joined by DJ ASHO, special guest emcee KOKAI, Cuban dancers, and visual artists for a night of grooving to a Latin beat. Come early for the first hour’s open bar mixer, followed by the performance and a closing DJ set.
7:30-8:30 pm DJ Asho Set (Afrobeat, AfroCuban & Latin)
8:30-10:00 pm Yosvany Terry’s Band Performs:
Special Guest DC emcee Kokai
10:00-12:00am DJ Asho Set (Afrobeat, AfroCuban & Latin)
Harlem residents received an 20% discount off the ticket.