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"Musically Speaking:" free screening of 'Wheedle's Groove: The Story of Seattle's Forgotten Funk and Soul Scene of the 1960s and 1970s'

DATE
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
TIME
7:00pm - 8:30pm

During the late 60s and early 70s, Seattleā€™s African American neighborhood of Central District buzzed with soul groups like Black On White Affair and Cold Bold & Together. The bands filled local airwaves and packed clubs 7 nights a week, but soon slipped into obscurity. 30 years later, crate digger DJ Mr. Supreme approached Light In The Attic Records about releasing a compilation of these obscure Funk records. At the release party, a line of nostalgic 60 year-old fans and funk-hungry 20-somethings wrapped around the block as the musicians inside (currently working as graphic designers, janitors, and truck drivers), reflected on music dreams derailed, preparing to perform together for the first time in 30 years.

MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Press Street, Charitable Film Network, and WWOZ FM. Free admission and refreshments. Cash bar. Contact info@press-street.com.

LOCATION

New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Governor Nicholls St. in the Treme neighborhood
New Orleans, LA 70116
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