On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 East and West Coast entertainment affiliates, One Nation Under The Soul Shack (ONUTSS) and Greenhouse Entertainment will join forces in New York to present a special screening of the acclaimed documentary "Before The Music Dies." The film will be shown at Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem USA from 5:30pm - 9:30pm at no cost to the public.
Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker, BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES is an unsettling and inspiring look at today's popular music industry featuring interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis, ?uestlove and a wide variety of others. The documentary film has built a passionate following as "the most important film a music fan will ever see" (XM Radio) by providing "a balanced overview of the state of the rock scene of America" (The Wall Street Journal) and adding "passion to the eternal debate about the industry" (The New York Times).
BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES tells the story of American music as its future hangs in the balance. Filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen traveled the country, hoping to understand why mainstream music seems so packaged and repetitive, and whether huge corporations really had the power to silence musical innovation. The answers they found on this journey..ultimately, the promise that the future holds..are what makes B4MD both riveting and exhilarating.
"...the most important film a music fan will ever see."- Lee Abrams, Chief Creative Officer, XM Satellite Radio
One Nation Under The Soul Shack is a New York based event promotion company which has hosted listening parties for some of the hottest independent artists today (Mike Hammond, Eric Roberson, Rahbi, Myoshi Marilla and several others). (www.myspace.com/onutss)
Greenehouse Entertainment is a newly launched West Coast based company currently working to bring the smash group, The Rebirth to worldwide venues. (www.myspace.com/mobettasoul)