TRIBES Magazine Summer 2012: SPARK AFRICA Issue is here.

TRIBES Magazine Summer 2012: SPARK AFRICA Issue

In this issue of TRIBES Magazine, join us as we head to Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leon, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, and S. Africa by way of Germany and the United States, to meet musician and activist Nneka– raising awareness around big oil business, natural resource exploitation, and state corruption in her hometown of Warri- Hip Hop Activist, promoter, and journalist, Buddha Blaze– co-founder of Spark Africa and various efforts to generate and unify Hip Hop communities across the African continent- Sister Fa– Female MC and subject of the new documentary film, Sarabah, on her mission to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) practices in her Senegalese homeland- and MAMA AFRICA, Miriam Makeba, and her peace and humanitarian work during and after the fall of apartheid in her native South Africa .Read more at TRIBES MAGAZINE!

Pre-Production to Start in June 2011 for Harlem in Havana Documentary Film.

Interviews have been set in Knoxville, Tennessee with past performers of the Harlem in Havana stage show. Pre-Production filming will start in early June 2011 for a fundraising trailer. After Knoxville, we will travel to Memphis, TN, hometown to Harlem in Havana producer  extraordinaire, Leon Claxton, and Blues Music on Beale Street. We’ll visit with Rocky Wynder (Knoxville jazz great) and the Meyers twins (from the 50s DooWop group, the Five Pennies) all who performed and traveled with the HARLEM IN HAVANA troupe early in their careers.

We’re still seeking past performers of HARLEM IN HAVANA! Hopefully our trip to Tennessee will uncover new interview subjects!

Leslie, Producer/Director