Read the articles published in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (Canada), canada.com and on Jonimitchell.com about the Harlem in Havana documentary film project underway. Click below to view the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix article.
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!
PA-based progressive rocker, songwriter and music producer, Gordon Tittsworth from the band Images of Eden signs on as music director for the coming documentary film, HARLEM IN HAVANA! Stay tuned for more information. Visit his site at imagesofeden.com to learn more!
Knoxville Jazz Greats Rocky Wynder and John Myers are set to be interviewed for the HARLEM IN HAVANA documentary film June 1st. With generous support from the UT Library Studio team, the pre-production film shoot of these legendary performers will take place in the heart of historic Knoxville, Tennessee.
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!