SOCIAL CINEMA // Black Panther w/ Nojeem Lasisi and Percussionists from Jujuba
- Thu, Mar 7
Run Time: 170 min.
Doors at 6:30pm; Performance at 7 p.m.; Film at 7:30 p.m. FREE.
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Ruth E. Carter was the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Costume Design for her groundbreaking work in Black Panther. See King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) on the big screen as he returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. Nojeem Lasisi and Percussionists from Jujuba will perform a set prior to the film.
This film is part of the Carte Blanche: Ruth E. Carter weekend. Tickets to Ruth E. Carter’s talk can be purchased here.
ON SCREEN: Black Panther
2018. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Runtime: 135 min. Rated PG-13.
King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T’Challa assumes the Black Panther mantle to join with ex-girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan ‘special forces’) and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
ON STAGE: Nojeem Lasisi and Percussionists from Jujuba
Jujuba delivers a funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The strength of the 10-piece revolves around its energetic cohesion between percussion, rhythm and horn sections. Renowned for their ability to engage a wide variety of audiences, the band draws a dance floor full of smiling faces at every performance. Nojeem Lasisi, Alex Mensah & Jeff Burres will perform prior to the screening of Black Panther.
Jujuba features Nojeem Lasisi from Igbo Ora, Oyo State, in Nigeria. He ranks among the world’s elite talking drum players. Nojeem was given his first drum at age four by his father, also a master drummer, who handed down to Nojeem its powerful language. As a member of Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade’s group, the African Beats, Nojeem toured the world and appears on numerous recordings with King Sunny, including “Seven Degrees North” and “Odu”.
This event is free as part of PAM’s Free First Thursday, thanks to generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.