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Funkjazz Kafe: Diary of a Decade Documentary



Los Angeles, CA - On Friday, February 17, 2012 the official selection by the Pan-African Film Festival, celebrated Founder and Creative Director of FunkJazz Kafé, Jason Orr will feature his highly anticipated screening “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” held at Rave Cinemas 15 in Baldwin Hills. Considered as one of the most innovative creative directors by his peers, writer, director, and producer, Jason Orr will give audiences a cross cultural experience and exclusive view of the full-length documentary that is the quintessential reflection of the FunkJazz Kafé movement and its global inspiration to a generation for over a decade.

Founded and based in Atlanta, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival has played an integral role in building the foundation of Atlanta's creative arts scene by encompassing a mixture of live music, visual art, fashion, technology, education, health & wellness, (which has later grown as part of the Atlanta lifestyle). Known for its authenticity, global appeal, and vibrant originality, FunkJazz Kafé has given audiences a “once-in-a- lifetime” concert experiences, through the artistry of soul music. Its impact has cultivated and introduced a generation to the originators of the genre, as well as engages them to the new generation of soul artists.

The documentary “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)”conveys the evolution of Black and popular music as told by the pioneers and next generation of innovators in soul and popular music. Spanning through the late 1980′s to the early 2000′s, this story will reveal the ongoing challenges with the “mainstream” industry and its impact of the departure of soul music. Special appearances in the film include: Dr. Cornel West, Dick Gregory, Cee Lo Green, Dallas Austin, George Clinton, Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers, Kevin Powell, Jamie Foxx, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, and many others. There will be a panel discussion post film.



WHO: Jason Orr, Founder of FunkJazz Kafé

WHAT: "FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)" Documentary

WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2012 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

4020 Marlton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008

TICKETS: Tickets available at www.paff.org

INFO: For more information about "FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)" please visit www.funkjazzkafe.com



About Jason Orr

Jason Orr is a culture analyst, marketer, consultant, music producer, film producer and producer of festival programs that creatively integrates lifestyle brands and products. He has been responsible for conceptualizing, developing and marketing creative content for Atlanta’s legendary, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival, an unscripted festival environment with backdrop of innovative and progressive music. He is a media content developer whose marketing partners have included Heineken, Miller, Volvo Cars, Comcast, The CW, TV One, Cingular Wireless, Starbucks Coffee, Tanqueray, Vibe Magazine, HBO, The National Black Arts Festival, the National Academy of Recorded Arts and Sciences and the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Jason contributes his knowledge and resources as an advisor on various boards. Currently, he is on the marketing board of advisors for the United Way and served as chairman of the board of directors for the International Soul Music Summit. He has been active with various community-based organizations since 1994 through “FunkJazz Kafé Community Solutions”. Generating over 740,000 pounds of food donated to various charitable organizations that feed the homeless such as, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hosea Williams' Feed the Hungry & Homeless Program, Atlanta Alliance for Developmental Disabilities, National Aids Education and Services for Minorities, Focus Hope (Detroit), Food & Friends (DC) and The Atlanta Women's & Children's Shelter. What remains constant is Orr's vigorous quest to serve as a catalyst for broadening and archiving our rich cultural arts environment.

For interview opportunities media inquiries contact: Aalyah Duncan, at 404.343.5306 or a.duncan@alistco.com



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