Black Thought, lead singer and emcee of the iconic hip-hop band The Roots, will host a special film screening of The Last Dragon. The screening is the first in an expected series of events highlighting classic “throwback” movies with memorable soundtracks.Tuesday’s screening will be followed by Black Thought leading a first-time-ever conversation with the film’s star, Taimak and with El DeBarge, singer of the soundtrack’s biggest hit, “Rhythm of the Night.”
1. Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance featuring BURKINA ELECTRIC at Prospect Park.
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Venue: The Prospect Park Bandshell , Brooklyn
Ticket: free, but $3 donation
Genre: Dance and Burkina Faso Pops
Former “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage, who has choreographed for everyone from Baryshnikov to Michael Jackson, “is always pushing the limits of possibility, spectacularly deconstructing the body with a diabolic flair” (Le Nouvel Observateur, France). In ITUTU, her company shares the stage with the West African band Burkina Electric to create a haunting amalgam of dance and live music that combines ballet and African dance, electronica and ancient rhythms—a uniquely modern synthesis of new and old, pop and tradition.
More about Karole Armitage and Electric Burkina in DBDBD.