Mississippi Records presents a night with Cyrus Moussavi, a filmmaker and journalist with Raw Music International!
Cyrus will present three films followed by an on-stage interview conducted by Olvido Records founder Gordon Ashworth.
This is also a record release party for three LPs released on Mississippi Records featuring the artists in the film! (Records will be available cheap at the show.)
A CHILD IS NOT A CLOTH:
In 1963, on the eve of independence, the great Kenyan guitarist George Mukabi was murdered. A generation of guitarists picked up his Omutibo style, and rode it to regional fame. A CHILD IS NOT A CLOTH is a journey into Mukabi's past and a document of Omutibo as it sounds today, five decades after its invention. A film of faces, hands, family, warmth, intergenerational memory, and stunning music from Shem Tube, Fanuel Amimo, Sukuma bin Ongaro and Johnstone Mukabi, the son of George.
UPTOWN IS COVERED IN MUD:
From Ulaanbaatar to the mountains of far western Mongolia, a document of the musical currents that flow between town and country.
OLIMA ANDITI: WHERE ELSE WOULD I BE?:
Olima has no fixed address. The old blind guitarist travels the trade routes along Lake Victoria, playing late-nite bars and homebrew clubs.
*There will be an after-party at The Know with Michael Hurley and DJ's Liz Harris, Scott Simmons, Karen Antunes and Hisham Mayet!
Passes accepted: Guest passes and Member guest passes