Atlanta, GA – On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 as part of the National Black Arts Festival event series, celebrated Founder and Creative Director of Funk Jazz Kafé, Jason Orr will feature his highly anticipated documentary “Diary of a Decade” held at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Considered as one of the most innovative creative directors by his peers, Jason Orr will give audiences an exclusive view of the full-length documentary that will embark the quintessential reflection of the Funk Jazz movement and its inspiration to a generation for over a decade.
The documentary “Diary of a Decade” conveys the evolution of Black music and culture as told by the pioneers and next generation of soul music. Spanning through the late 1980′s to the early 2000′s, this story will reveal the ongoing challenges with the “mainstream” industry of today and its impact of the departure of soul music. Special appearances in the film include: Cornel West, Dick Gregory, Dallas Austin, Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers, Jamie Foxx, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, and many others. Jason Orr is the film’s director, producer, and writer of the film. Bacardi and Carol’s Daughters are the partners for the film screening. There will be a pre-reception with special guest DJ Salah, followed by a panel discussion post film.
WHO: Jason Orr, Founder of Funk Jazz Kafé
WHAT: Diary of a Decade Documentary
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 7pm
WHERE: Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
80 Forsyth Street NW. Atlanta, GA 30303
For more info & to purchase tickets: www.funkjazzkafe.com