Archive of ‘Culture’ category

 

Stacey Muhammad’s Drama Series ‘REDEMPTION, For Colored Boys’ Debuts

Stacey Muhammad is an award winning filmmaker and director. Her work includes the award winning “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak”, which was an official award winner at the HBO/Media that Matters Film Festival.  For Colored Boys is a series of short stories that follow the lives of African American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears and find their truth.

PictureThe show is produced in part by Cynical Smith, with music direction by General Steele and an acting debut made by Tekomin of Smif-n-Wessun.

The first season of For Colored Boys, subtitled REDEMPTION, follows the life of Benjamin Boyd, Sr. who upon release from prison seeks to reunite his family by rekindling his relationship with wife, “Lisa” and reassuming his role as father to his teenage daughter, Sidney and 20 year old son, “E”. A talented yet somewhat troubled young man, “E” has had to shoulder a tremendous amount of responsibility during his father’s incarceration.

WATCH BELOW – Season 1, Episode 1 Starring Julito McCullum and Rob Morgan. Tiye Phoenix, Roudy St. Fleur, Ryan Stephenson, Kai Muhammad and Danny Simmons

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Synopsis: Accustomed to assisting his mother with his 15-year-old sister, Sidney, he is pulled and persuaded by the temptations of his environment to make money and help provide for his family.  Returning home, Benjamin finds his son is no longer a boy, but a man unwilling to acknowledge or accept the presence of his father.  In order to mend a troubled and fragile relationship and rebuild his family, Benjamin must be careful not to overstep his bounds, yet still re-establish his presence as E’s father.  Finding his place in a world he’s been estranged from is more difficult task than he could have ever imaged and suffering from Post Incarceration Syndrome makes it seem nearly impossible.

Written and Directed by Stacey Muhammad.
Cinematography by J. Anders Urmacher.
Edited by Kathryn Hood Moore
Original Music by Chris Rob

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@CarriBEING presents: Film Screening of Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come, Classic Jamaican Cinema

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name for himself.

Robbed of his money and possessions his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous, bullying preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits naive hopefuls.

September 5 at 9:00 pm

Dir. Perry Henzell | 120min | Crime | Music | Jamaica | 1972

Writers: Perry Henzell, Trevor D. Rhone
Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw

In desperation the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan’s dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of the pop charts and the most-wanted lists.

This gritty, groundbreaking film brought reggae music to the international stage, made Jimmy Cliff a star worldwide, and demonstrated that music and art can change the world.

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Spike Lee Enlists Talents of DJs Clark Kent, Scratch, Spinna and J Period for Film Fundraiser

I could not talk about this before the official announcement, but now I can!  On Friday, August 16, 2013, Spike Lee will be joined by DJs Clark Kent, Scratch, Spinna, and more for an all night dance party and fundraiser.

The party, sponsored by Brooklyn Bowl and 40 Acres and a Mule, will start at 11:45 PM at 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249.  Money and awareness raised will go toward Spike’s new film.

I love the Saul Bass influenced poster!  Get excited about this party and visit BrooklynBowl.com for tickets!

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Who’s Who @ 1Plus1Plus1

In the Spring of 2013, I produced an art event featuring paintings by TTK, Sam Woolley and Klashwon. The opening began with conversations about the paintings and turned into a musical celebration of the artists and their work. Watch the video below to find out more!

 
 
 

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