Thanks to all who came out, interacted with the festivities and enjoyed the 48th FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival celebrating part one of our 20th year anniversary! Part 2 on Oct. 25th will be just as exciting! We would also like to thank the Atlanta City Council and councilman Kwanza Hall for awarding FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival with a proclamation from the city! See the actual proclamation below! Big thanks to World Wide Art Federation founder, Fabian Williams, for the “This Is The Future” painting!
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The Screening of “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Porter Sanford Arts Center was one of the best Q&A sessions we’ve had yet. Thanks for being a part of the social dialogue that movie addresses!
Then we celebrated with the Atlanta premiere of “The Godfather of Soul”, James Brown’s biopic, “Get On Up”, by starting with a reception at Stir, a restaurant/bar across the street from the theater in Atlantic Station, then red carpet and screening of the film.
Saturday, July 26, 2014, was another FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival for the history books! Arrested Development was full circle for us because they were one of the biggest hip hop groups in THE WORLD in 1994 and Speech was so connected with the local music scene that he performed at our very first FJK. So to have AD with us in 2014 was a pure honor (along with being featured on the Arrested Development episode of TV One’s “Unsung”).
Visual: Grace Kisa, Maurice Evans, Fabian Williams (WWAF), Chas P, CP The Artist, Chris Hamer, Ron Smith, Nequa Gay, Wade Harrison, Ida Harris and JJ.
Fashion: Will Gilbert (Near the stairs) and Grace Kisa (In the Performance Hall)
Performance Artists: Giwayen Mata, Afrisalsa, Grupo Capoiera Angola, Chantae Cann, Wolf Pack Tubas, Backbone (Dungeon Family), Taylor McFerrin, Jeremy Ellis, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and Arrested Development.