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FILMS CELEBRATE BLACK MUSIC MONTH

 

New Orleans Music in Exile
© 2006 Starz Entertainment LLC
Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment

 

 

Staff Report

NEW YORK, 31 MAY 2007— Premium cable channel Starz InBlack will celebrate Black Music Month with a month-long tribute to African American musicians beginning on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Every Saturday night in June Starz InBlack will present a double feature of music films (jazz, blues, hip-hop) including Starz InBlack premieres like Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, Tupac: Live at the House of Blues, Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass Tour, and Wyclef Jean’s All Star Jam at Carnegie Hall and New Orleans Music in Exile .

Hosted by Marcus Woodswelch, films airing as part of the Saturday Music Double Features include (all times are ET/PT):

 

·    Saturday, June 2

       8 p.m. – The Roots Present – Concert showcase includes performances from hip-hop acts such as Young Gunz, Mobb Deep, Jean Grae, Martin Luther, Skillz and The Roots.

       9:30 p.m. – Herbie Hancock: Possibilities – An intimate documentary about Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and his in-studio collaborations with   artists including Christina Aguilera, Annie Lenox, Carlos Santana, Sting, Paul Simon, and others.


Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
© 2006 Magnolia Pictures
Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment

·    Saturday, June 9

      8 p.m. – A Night of Ferocious Joy – Captures a concert produced by the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist at the historic Palace Theater in Hollywood – the first act of defiance against America ’s "War on Terrorism." Featured artists include Saul Williams, Blackalicious, Ozomatli, Dilated Peoples and Mystic.

      9:10 p.m. – Diplomats: The Book of Hip Hop: Chapter One – This documentary, hosted by Doug E. Fresh, was shot at a concert in Harlem . The special features the performances of many hip hop artists including Cam’ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones of the Harlem Diplomats, plus interview segments with Damon Dash, DJ Clue and Tony Touch.

 

·    Saturday, June 16

      8 p.m. – Tupac Live at the House of Blues – Tupac Shakur’s final live performance on July 4, 1996.

      9:35 p.m. – Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass Tour – Documentary following Snoop Dogg on his tour through 29 cities.


Make it Funky! …It All Began in New Orleans
© 2004 Michael Murphy Productions Inc.

Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment

·    Saturday, June 23

      8 p.m. – Make it Funky! …It All Began in New Orleans – Salute to the music of New Orleans features musicians including The Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Alan Toussaint, Keith Richards and Walter "Wolfman" Washington.

     9:50 p.m. – New Orleans Music in Exile – A Starz InBlack Original documentary following the plight of displaced musicians, forced to flee from their home city as a result of the deadly assault by Hurricane Katrina .


New Orleans Music in Exile
© 2006 Starz Entertainment LLC
Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment

·    Saturday, June 30

     8 p.m. – Wyclef Jean’s All Star Jam at Carnegie Hall – Features performances by Jean, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray and Mary J. Blige.

      9:05 p.m. – Herbie Hancock: Possibilities 

Web site: http://www.starz.com/

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