FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jul 19, 2021
Lansing----On July 23 at 5 pm, One Love Global and Greenwood District Studios will converge to screen the Summer of Soul documentary at 921 Mall Drive, Lansing, MI. Join us for an empowering celebration, then and now, of Black transformative, afrofuturistic, musical movements.
Black culture and power is celebrated throughout the world when we honor the Black Diaspora and cultures that enrich beloved communities. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more attention to socioeconomic inequities and anti-black sentiments. As a global society, we need to uplift our communities through this grief and heartache. That’s why Black-owned community centers, businesses, educational programs, and campaigns have teamed up to commemorate Black artistry, activism, and beauty to honor the past, present, future through QuestLove’s directorial debut, Summer of Soul.
Summer of Soul is a “historical record created around the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Including never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B.B. King and more, the film uses the festival’s musical performances to tell the story of the cultural and sociopolitical upheaval happening at that time.”
Greenwood District Studios, created by renowned artist, cinematographer, and producer Amaru, is the first Black owned media studio in Michigan. It will serve as a groundbreaking creative atmosphere to platform Black creatives and has historical ties to Greenwood Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood District Studios pays tribute to Black Wall Street and the legacies that followed. One Love Global is a Black-owned nonprofit founded 17 years ago by CEO, Angela Waters Austin, where they facilitate racial justice work for Black communities to live and thrive in abundance. Together these two organizations are collaborating to bring a memorable, historic event to Lansing, Michigan.
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Global liberation and reparations where Black people experience radical love of self, community, and planet.