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Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| $0 - $10
HORACE TAPSCOTT MUSICAL GRIOT

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Film Screening | HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT

HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT (Barbara McCullough, 2017, 72 minutes). A Bay Area premiere.

HORACE TAPSCOTT MUSICAL GRIOT is a “poetic meditation on the strength of African American music and activism embodied in the history of Los Angeles through the life of musician, composer and community activist, Horace Tapscott (1934-1999)”. During the Watts Rebellion of 1965, LAPD stopped his performances, stating that his music incited people to riot. He was blacklisted in the 1960’s and 70’s because of his affiliation with political groups active during those times. The film allows Mr. Tapscott to reveal his story as a griot would in a West African society who preserves the knowledge, legacy and oral history of his culture. Filmmaker Barbara McCullough will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

Details

Date:
February 5, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$0 - $10
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Website:
http://bit.ly/38GMzwE

Venue

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Phone:
415.358.7200
685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
Website:
http://moadsf.org

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