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watch trailer for Daptone doc ‘Living on Soul'; see it at Nitehawk in Brooklyn w/ BV-presented Q&A


You may remember back in 2014, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley (both of whom we’ve lost in the last year), along with others, played the three-night Daptone Super Soul Revue at The Apollo in Harlem. That forms the basis of new documentary/concert film Living On Soul:

LIVING ON SOUL is a hybrid docu-concert film featuring the late Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the rest of the Daptone Records family. Filmed largely during Daptone’s December 2014 three-night, sold-out residency at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the documentary features a mixture of live performances and verité scenes that paint a robust picture of the Daptone family and culture.

The performances and stories bring to mind a bygone era of films, entertainment and craftsmanship. The documentary molds itself after The Last Waltz, Monterey Pop and Soul Power; and not since James Brown’s legendary residencies in the 70s has Harlem’s Apollo Theater played host to such an event.

The film makes its official world premiere at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam but folks in NYC can also see it closer to home as it’s the next installment of the BrooklynVegan-presented “Music Driven” series at Nitehawk Cinema on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 PM.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with directors Cory Bailey and Jeff Broadway, as well as Daptone co-founder Neal Sugarman, followed by an after-party in Nitehawk’s Low-Res bar featuring Daptone DJs and giveaways. Tickets are on sale now and you can watch the brand-new Living on Soul trailer below.

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