Word Up: From Ghetto to Mecca + Black Wax

Duration: 240 min

Jazz re:freshed Film Club presents: 'Word Up: From Ghetto to Mecca' + 'Black Wax'.

Revolutionary poets and founders of contemporary RAP music, Gil Scott Heron and legendary Last Poet Jalal Nuriddin have come together in an unprecedented exclusive to endorse Malik Al Nasir (a.k.a Mark T. Watson's) poetry book "Ordinary Guy". Malik takes us on a poetic journey from Liverpool, to London, Paris to Washington DC whilst demonstrating how his poetry has been shaped and encouraged by these giants of the spoken word genre under whose very hands he was schooled. It also features a critique of Malik's poetry by UK dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The film produced by Malik Al Nasir and directed by Shirani Sabaratnam.

Centered around his 1982 show in Washington DC with the ‘Midnight Band’, Black Wax delves into the mind and philosophy of Gil Scott-Heron as he delivers a city tour of the nation’s Capital.
1983, Robert Mugge

Sunday 14 April
Doors 1.00, film 1.30 sharp.
Tickets: £8
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Jazz re:freshed aims to broaden the traditional definition of jazz and make jazz music more accessible to a wider audience breaking down cultural barriers and introducing new and young audiences to the spectrum of Jazz and Jazz influenced music.. The Jazz re:freshed Film Club extends and translates this objective into showcasing a variety of music and culture-related features and documentaries, celebrating and spotlighting important cultural movements, moments and musicians.

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