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Kamasi Washington premiering film at Sundance, playing “Race Music” show at The Apollo

Kamasi Washington As Told To G/D Thyself

A new film based on Kamasi Washington‘s album Heaven and Earth, titled As Told To G/D Thyself, will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. It was directed by collaborative collective The Ummah Chroma which is made up of Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival, Solo: A Star Wars Story), Terence Nance (HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness), Jenn Nkiru (Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “APESHIT”), Marc Thomas (Michael & Javier) and Kamasi Washington.

The film will also screen at The Apollo Theater in February as part of a weekend co-presented by Afropunk called “Race Music” that, while full details are still TBA, will also include a performance by Kamasi Washington on 2/23. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Here’s a little more on the Race Music weekend:

As the Apollo continues its season long, SAY IT LOUD theme, the Theater partners with the international cultural movement, AFROPUNK, to continue the Unapologetically Black series with Race Music a powerful weekend of film and music that examines the musicians role as a change agent and catalyst for progress. The program will be anchored by a special concert performance by the incomparable artist, Kamasi Washington. Considered this generations torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music, Washington and his 10-piece band, The Next Step, take audiences on adventurous odysseys that cross musical genres from jazz, to hip-hop, classical and R&B music. Additionally, the weekends film series will be curated by ImageNation Cinema Foundation, an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience.

Kamasi also has European tour dates in March — all are listed below.

Heaven and Earth has made it on a bunch of Best of 2018 lists, including Pitchfork, NPR, Mojo and more. You can stream it below.

FEB 23 SAT – Apollo Theater – New York, NY, United States
MAR 3 SUN – Th Olympia – Dublin, Ireland
MAR 5 TUE – O2 Academy Brixton – London, United Kingdom
MAR 7 THU – La Cigale – Paris, France
MAR 8 FRI – Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
MAR 9 SAT – Capitol – Offenbach, Germany
MAR 10 SUN – Verti Music Hall – Berlin, Germany
MAR 11 MON – Stodola – Warsaw, Poland
MAR 29 FRI – Lollapalooza – Buenos Aires, Argentina
MAR 30 SAT – Lollapalooza – Puente Alto, Chile

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