Weldon Irvine’s socio-culturally evocative work in music and theater drew appreciation from the likes of Freddie Hubbard and Nina Simone to Mos Def and Q-Tip. The film studies his influence on the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, the evolution of hip-hop, and the development some of the most well-known figures in jazz today.

Director Victorious DeCosta in attendance for screenings

Sponsored by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Producers of the National Black Theatre Festival