Music is powerful, and for many black artists, music goes hand-in-hand with our culture. A new documentary explores this connection by showcasing the work of one of Atlanta’s cultural institutions, the FunkJazz Kafé.
For nearly two decades the FunkJazz Kafé was a cultural mecca for artists and musicians from around the world.
The documentary, Diary of a Decade, “is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and in some cases overlooked, era in Black culture….The film covers the decade when Atlanta’s underground music scene became established on the world stage and a new generation of soul singers and musicians emerged.”
Written, directed, and produced by Jason Orr, Diary of a Decade, features appearances by such cultural icons and musicians as Dick Gregory, Erykah Badu, Dallis Austin, Roy Ayres, Talib Kweli, George Clinton, Common, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, Eric Roberson, and many more.
The film will screen at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles on February 17. Check the film’s website for future screening dates.
Check out an extended clip of the film and let us know what you think.