I’m published! On The Root! Peep the byline.
In advance of the screening at World Cafe Live in Philly, I was asked to do a write-up with our press partner, The Root. So honored I get to flex my writing chops and my purple muscles. Now all I need is a copy editor because who proofreads their writing for a major publication themselves? Clearly not me…
From the article:
A little purple mathematics for you: On April 21 of 2016, planet Earth lost a magical, musical unicorn in what can only be explained as the rapture of a singular genius—one who left us 40-plus years of (released) music by which to remember him. On July 29, 2018, the purple family with gather to honor the legendary Purple One in Philly at World Cafe Live for the fourth edition of Screen/Play.
Created and produced by Cali Green, the Screen/Play series celebrates classic films with memorable soundtracks. What better way to celebrate Prince than to screen a classic directed by the man himself—Under the Cherry Moon? Hosted by Jay Smooth, the brunch event will feature the film followed by an exclusive video letter from Questlove—a renowned Prince expert and bandleader of the Legendary Roots Crew. We’ll finish the afternoon with a Parade-inspired DJ set, musical performances, a raffle, libations and surprises from Questlove’s vault. For the uninitiated, here are a few tips to prepare you for the screening of Under the Cherry Moon.
To note, this article was published during our first iterations of the event and does not reflect the final line-up that is the Sept. 2nd activation.
You can read the full article here.