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Philly: Inaugural BlackStar Film Festival Kicks Off Aug 2nd

BlackStar Film Festival 2012 in Philadelphia.


The first annual BlackStar Film Festival, taking place Aug. 2-5 at the African American Museum, Art Sanctuary, and the International House in Philadelphia, seeks to celebrate the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and showcase indie film and video work by and about black people.

The Blackstar Film Festival will premiere several films, including Sonia Godding Togobo’s Adopted ID, and Oliver Hardt’s The United States Of Hoodoo. Byron Hurt’s Soul Food Junkies and Jason Orr’s acclaimedFunkjazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade, about the alternative soul scene in 1990s Atlanta, will also make it’s Philadelphia debut at the festival.

For ticket information and a complete list of films to be screened, visit blackstarfest.org

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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