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Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38 - 39 St Andrews St., CB2 3AR Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Classic Album Sundays and the Cambridge Jazz Festival present a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.
Sun 19th Nov. 8-10pm
Classic Album Sundays Cambridge & Cambridge International Jazz Festival Present a screening of:
“WORD UP — FROM GHETTO TO MECCA” & “WHO IS GIL SCOTT-HERON”
Q&A by Malik Al Nasir (Gil's protégé) & Rumal Rackley (Gil's son and Administrator for the Estate of Gil Scott-Heron).
Arts Picture House, 38-39 St Andrew’ St, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
Tickets £12.30 (concessions available) — bit.ly/2wR98jN
Box Office: 0871 902 5720
“WORD UP — FROM GHETTO TO MECCA”
Director: Shirani Sabaratnam. 30 mins, UK. 2005
Revolutionary poets and founders of contemporary RAP music, Gil Scott Heron and legendary Last Poet Jalal Nuriddin have come together in an unprecedented exclusive to endorse Malik Al Nasir (a.k.a Mark T. Watson's) poetry book «Ordinary Guy». Malik takes us on a poetic journey from Liverpool, to London, Paris to Washington DC whilst demonstrating how his poetry has been shaped and encouraged by these giants of the spoken word genre under whose very hands he was schooled. It also features a critique of Malik's poetry by UK dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The film is Directed by Shirani Sabaratnam.
“WHO IS GIL SCOTT-HERON”
Directors: Jane Forsyth and Iain Pollard. 60 mins, UK. 2015
When Gil Scott Heron died in 2010, he left behind a body of work that has influenced writers, academics and musicians. He’s been called ‘the godfather of rap’ and ‘the black Bob Dylan’ and his words have influenced every generation of hip-hop. Directed by Jane Forsyth and Iain Pollard (20,000 Days On Earth), this film is a portrait of Gil Scott Heron seen through the eyes of those who loved him — his friends, his family, and the musicians he played with.
— Fri Nov 17th 5-7pm — Artist's as Activists — Malik Al Nasir
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge
Sat Nov 18th 8:30 -11pm — Malik & The O.Gs
Sun Nov 19th 2-5pm — Classic Album Sundays: Pieces of a Man
Sun Nov 19th 8-10pm — Classic Album Sundays: 'Word Up — From
Ghetto to Mecca' + 'Who is Gil Scott-Heron'
Malik & The O.G’s:
Twitter / instagram: @malikantheogs
With special thanks to:
XL Recordings (http://xlrecordings.com)
Beggars Banquet (http://beggars.com)
Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd (https://picturehouses.com)
Yesternight Productions Ltd (#YesternightProductions)
Cambridge Wine Merchants (https://cambridgewine.com)
Audio Note (http://audionote.co.uk)
Hidden Rooms (http://hiddenroomsonline.com)
Cambridge International Jazz Festival (https://cambridgejazzfestival.info)
Classic Album Sundays (http://classicalbumsundays.com)