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ImageNation’s Cocktails & Cinema: Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cocktails & Cinema
Thursday, February 20 / 6PM
APOLLO FILM PRESENTS
ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema:
Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba
6pm Reception & DJ Set with Bembona
7pm Film Screening
Apollo Theater Soundstage
The Apollo Theater has partnered with ImageNation, an innovative Harlem-based company created to develop audiences for independent film and music that depict the global Black experience. Cocktails & Cinema is a quarterly social featuring premiere and advance screenings of Black world cinema. Each event is preceded by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer, featuring a live DJ set by Bembona and following the screening a film talk back.
The Apollo proudly continues the second installment of this new series with Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba, a film that follows DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find musical inspiration. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, with stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the Afrobeats genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Director
Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Producer
Mai-Elka Prado Gil, founder of the Afro-Latino Festival of New York
Moikgantsi Kgama, ImageNation
* Online and phone service fees apply
*Each ticket includes appetizers and one beverage (wine or beer). Cash bar available.
Upcoming Cocktails & Cinema event: May 21 Tickets available here
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