*Atlanta, GA– Thursday, July 24, 2014, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival will kick off their anniversary with a movie screening of “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” at Porter Sanford Arts Center at 7pm.
Then on July 26, 2014 at 8pm, partake in part one of the Twenty Year Anniversary celebrations of FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival® to be held at The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Presented in part with the 26th annual National Black Arts Festival, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival® rolls into a second decade with their tradition of its audiences ‘expecting the unexpected’, experiencing exclusive music performances and engaging in nine separate interactive suites.
FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival producer, Jason Orr says, “This will be a monumental FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival as we celebrate part one of our 20th year anniversary to extend our gratitude to those who’ve supported us nationally as well as internationally for two decades and have contributed to this important movement. With your dedicated support of cultural preservation, free expression and creativity, we’ve maintained a long history of setting the stage for what’s authentic, new and hip in multiple disciplines.”
Advance tickets can be purchased online at FunkJazzKafe.com or at the Tabernacle box office on the day of the event. For discounted admission tickets sold only on event day, July 26, FunkJazz Kafé® patrons are asked to bring non‐perishable food donations to the Tabernacle box office on the day of the event that will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Over the last twenty years, FunkJazz Kafé Community Solutions® has donated over 920,000 lbs. of food benefiting several local and national charities including Hosea Williams’ Feed the Hungry & Homeless Program, The Shelter for Atlanta’s Battered Women & Children, Focus Hope (Detroit), Food & Friends (DC), Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities and National Aids Education & Services for Minorities.
Highly anticipated and nationally acclaimed, don’t miss this once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity to SEE THE HISTORY and EXPERIENCE THE LEGACY of the 20th Anniversary of FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival®!
FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival®
Established in 1994, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival® is an authentic cultural art lifestyle brand dedicated to evolving (and preserving) Soul, Funk, R&B, Jazz & Hip‐Hop music. FunkJazz Kafé® has, since then, set the bar, changing the face of cultural arts and multi‐media events throughout the country. Rolling Stone Magazine calls FunkJazz Kafé® “A Creative Paradise” and is one of the most anticipated, original multimedia cultural arts festivals in North America. Justly earning the accolade “A Legendary Carnival of Art & Music!” by Vibe Magazine and voted “Best Performance Arts Festival” & “Best Multimedia Event” by Creative Loafing Atlanta, performers have included an array of pioneers like Outkast, Jill Scott, Cee Lo Green, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, India Arie, Jamie Foxx, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Caron Wheeler, Van Hunt and hip‐ hop legends Public Enemy, Doug E. Fresh, Pharoahe Monch, MC Lyte , Talib Kweli and Common, to name a few.
FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement), narrated by Rock &Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Chuck D, is an award‐winning film documentary that chronicles the history of the FunkJazz Kafé® and highlights the underground African‐American arts and entertainment scene from 1994‐2007 with historical content spanning as far back as the late 1980s. Perspectives are provided by Dr. Cornel West; Dick Gregory; Erykah Badu; Professor Cornel West, Cee‐Lo Green; Jill Scott; Doug E. Fresh; George Clinton; Roy Ayers; Dallas Austin; N’Dea Davenport; Professor Griff of Public Enemy; Organized Noize music producer, Ray Murray; Speech of Arrested Development; Stic‐Man of Dead Prez; Jamal Ahmad of WCLK 91.9FM; Joi Gilliam; Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul and many others.
“A Movement… Crossing All Barriers of Race, Culture, and Music!” ~ The Source Magazine
“One Hot Ticket!” ~ Billboard Magazine
“A Legendary Carnival of Art & Music!” ~VIBE Magazine “Best Performance Arts Festival” ~Vibe Magazine “Best Multimedia Event” ~ Creative Loafing.
“The FunkJazz Kafé® owes its success not just to making lasting impressions and the consistent surprise of quality performance artists, but to the movement created by unapologetically blending intellectual, physical and even political expression under one banner of entertainment.”
Creative Loafing Atlanta BEST OF ATLANTA 2002
“I loved it [FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)]! What I loved was the spirit of Black People, never to stay down, always to come back from ruin with something fresh, funky, amusing and strong!”
Alice Walker – Pulitzer Prize Winner