Kamasi Washington premiering film at Sundance, playing “Race Music” show at The Apollo
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.
KAMASI WASHINGTON - 2019 TOUR DATES
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