This is a party not to be missed!!
HOT PEAS AND BUTTA TO HOST THE OFFICIAL 'BLACK DYNAMITE' DEBUT PARTY AT THE 2009 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
[New York, NY - April 7, 2009] – Funk/soul collective Hot Peas and Butta will host the official Black Dynamite pre-party in New York City, celebrating the blaxploitation film's debut at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. The free event will take place on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009, at NoHo's Von Bar/Art Space. DJs Skeme Richards (Sesion 31/Rocksteady Crew) and Cash Money (1988 DMC World Champion) will be spinning the best of funk, soul, afrobeat and reggae - strictly on 45 rpm wax. Righteous.
Paying homage to 1970s black cinema, eight to ten original blaxploitation film posters from DJ Skeme Richards' private collection will be on display. Black Dynamite pieces will also be featured. Special guests for the evening will include Black Dynamite's director, Scott Sanders, the film's editor, Adrian Younge (who also scored the film with original music), and other members of the BD crew.
Black Dynamite is set in the 1970s and centers around drugs, violence, and the mysterious hero "Black Dynamite," played by Michael Jai White. This hilarious, flawless testament to the blaxploitation era made its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film festival in January, where it was picked up for distribution by Sony Worldwide Acquisitions. Wide release is set for later this year. The first screening at the Tribeca Film Festival will take place Friday, April 24th, at AMC Village VII 1, followed by screenings on Monday, April 27th, and Thursday, April 30th, 2009.
This pre-celebration for Black Dynamite's NYC debut promises to deliver a sucka-free, bad mutha f-in', funky-good time. Can you dig it?
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23rd, 2009. 10pm-4am
Location: Von Bar & Art Space (downstairs), 3 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Event is 21+ and free to the public.
ABOUT HOT PEAS AND BUTTA: Hot Peas and Butta is a collective of funk/soul aficionados, spearheaded by Philadelphia legends, DJ Cash Money and DJ Skeme Richards. The duo spun the first Hot Peas and Butta jam to much acclaim in January 2008 at Philly's legendary Silk City
nightclub. Since then, Hot Peas events have gained local support through underground credibility, boasting cameos from pioneers such as Rich Medina, Bobbito, and Rocksteady Crew's Crazy Legs. Hot Peas also expanded to include a night in Brooklyn, and the addition of handpicked guest DJs such as Seattle's Supreme La Rock and funk diva Miss Shing-a-Ling. For more information, visit www.hotpeasandbutta.com.
Free to the public.