The May edition of ‘IS THAT JAZZ’, the music lover’s movie club organised by Jazzhole Lagos holds this Sunday showing the 1998 independent film SLAM which stars Saul Williams and Sonja Sohn.
Slam tells the story of a young African-American man whose talent for poetry is hampered by his social background. Raymond “Ray” Joshua (played by Saul Williams) is a young man growing up in the Southeast, Washington, D.C. neighbourhood of Dodge City, slang for a real Southeast D.C. neighbourhood. Despite his innate gift for poetry and his aspiration to be a rapper, he finds it difficult to escape the pressures of his surroundings: violence and drug dealing. While participating in a drug deal gone wrong, Ray’s close friend Big Mike is shot.
Slam won the Grand Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
DATE: Sunday, May 7, 2017
VENUE: @jazzholelagos, 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagoa.
TIME: 5:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
ABOUT JAZZHOLE [via www.ilovelagos.com.ng]
If you are a lover of good music, books, and African artwork, the Jazzhole is a haven for you. Jazzhole Records is an independent label based at 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Created in the 90’s together with the Glendora Book library, it is credited as one of the best music shops and cultural centres within the country. It is an African lounge with endless Jazz and Soul, and also a place where you can read from the largest collection of good books.
They also do monthly art exhibitions showcasing the African strength in literature, music, arts, and more. At the back is a snack bar, were they have loads of different types of tea, fresh coffee, cakes and delicious sandwiches. In the evenings there is a live jazz band while the audience is scattered all over giving rise to a very cool environment. It’s a place that’s worth every minute of your time.