The True Story of Conrad Johnson and the Kashmere Stage Band
"A greater argument for music education in our secondary school curriculum canít be made than Mark Landsmanís doc about a Texas high school funk band that tore up the music scene from 1968 to 1977."† - Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter, 2011
Monday, August 6, 2012 :: 7:00 pm
Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans
FREE Admission/Refreshments and Cash bar.
Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved bandleader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. As his students prepare to pay tribute to the now 92-year old “Prof.” who changed their lives (some haven't played their horns in decades), they dust off their instruments, determined to retake the stage to show Prof and the world that they've still got it.
Despite backing from executive producer Jamie Foxx, rave reviews, a 2011 NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Documentary, and screenings at major film festivals around the world, Thunder Soul, originally released in 2010, has not yet been shown in New Orleans - until now.
A special Q&A with Craig "Tino" Baldwin and Reginald "Rollo" Rollins, original members of the Kashmere Stage Band (visiting from Houston, Texas) will follow the screening.
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Sponsored by Soul Sister, Press Street, Charitable Film Network, and WWOZ FM, and presented as part of “Musically Speaking,” a new series of music-themed movies and documentaries on Mondays, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister. The Thunder Soul screening is presented in conjunction with the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation.