A film event, faithful of the spirit and the image of 'The Last Poets', the inventors of rap !
Harlem 1968, a group of young poets get together and found THE LAST POETS. With jazz or funk as backdrop, percussions rolling and words shooting out like bursts of machine-gun fire, the group denounces the oppression of African-Americans, while painting a devastating yet humorous picture of life in the ghetto. Nearly forty years after their separation, the members of this legendary group - the founding fathers of today's hip hop, rap and slam - come together in Paris for a one-time concert at the 2008 Banlieues Bleues Festival.From the intimacy of their Parisian rehearsal room, they evoke the past : the birth of the collective, the years of political unrest, their high-risk creative madness. The musicians accompanying the poets for this concert/gathering are veritable legends of 'Great Black Music' : Ronald Shannon Jackson, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Robert Irving III and Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman.'THE LAST POETS / made in Amerikkka' is a film that erases the boundaries between different genres. It's a live recording, a musical documentary and an art film, all combined into one, and yet it goes beyond any of these. it is a film event, faithful of the spirit and the image of 'The Last Poets'./Artists: Abiodun Oyewole, Dahveed Nelson, Felipe Luciano, Jalal Mansur Nuridin, Umar Bin Hassan, Babatunde, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Robert Irving III, Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman
Label: La Huit
Genre: R & B
Run Time: 52 mins
Release Date: 10/13/09
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