We’re extremely excited to announce that internationally recognized hip hop pioneer and Public Enemy front man, Chuck D., has been added to the classic film, “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” as it’s narrator. Jason Orr, the film’s producer, writer and director said “we are pleased to have one of the most distinguishable voices in the world, having experienced our movement, be a part of this film as narrator with a god-like voice. Chuck D‘s voice is classic and known around the world. The film is already ahead of it’s time so I’m glad that he gives it great validity for this time”.
When asked how the addition of Chuck D. came to be, Orr mentions “It wasn’t in my plans for this film to have narration outside of my own voice but its definitely a blessing to have Chuck D so we made it work to the advantage of the film and add another classic credit to his body of work. Chuck, Professor Griff and myself were having dinner and Chuck asked me to let him narrate it. I didn’t hear him for the first few times thinking he wasn’t serious and that I must be hearing things, he can’t be asking me this. Then I asked him when did he have time to do it, he gave me a date and we met up and recorded the the narrative parts just like that. Very professional and fun. It was another awesome experience producing this film and in my life!”.
Chuck D. also appears in the movie as a cast member along with Public Enemy partner, Professor Griff, Cee Lo, Dick Gregory, Cornel West, Roy Ayers, Erykah Badu, Jamie Foxx, Dallas Austin, Caron Wheeler, Larry Mizell, George Clinton, Joi Gilliam, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, Lil’ John Roberts, The Chronicle, Goodie Mob, Doug E. Fresh, Janelle Monae, Meshell Ndegeocello, Omar Lye-Fook, MC Lyte, Talib Kweli, Common, Jamal Ahmad, Anthony David, Van Hunt, Ray Murray, Andre 3000, N’Dea Davenport, Algebra, LeRonde Williams, Kevin Powell, Loose Ends, Bilal, Dionne Farris, Khari Simmons, Eric Roberson, Donnie, Lady Alma, Bone Crusher, Sticman of Dead Prez, DJ Kemit and Speech.
Your next chance to see the newly re-edited version of “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” with Chuck D’s narration will be:
– Atlanta Film Festival (Official Selection)
Date: March 26,2012 / 8:45 / Landmark Midtown Art Cinema – Midtown Promenade (931 Monroe Dr. NE)
– Washington DC Screening, Cramton Auditorium
(Tickets not on sale yet)
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2012
– Atlanta Jazz Festival Screening, (Tickets not on sale yet)
Date: May 2012
FunkJazz Kafé®: DIARY OF A DECADE (The Story Of A Movement) [Extended Movie Trailer]