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AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

afropop 350Tuesday, February 13 at 9 pm. Celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in the last generation using films tailored to a world audience from insightful, artful, and often unique local perspectives.

“He Who Dances On Wood, Kojo and Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt.” One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him in “He Who Dances On Wood.” “Kojo” is a short documentary on gifted 12-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney. In this candid interview, Kojo reflects on his tireless work ethic, the current state of jazz music, learning from his mentor and father, jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney, and much more. Kojo's charisma, sensibility, and passion are as mesmerizing as his drum skills. “Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt” is an intimate documentary portrait of the self-taught African American visual artist and musical performer.