Session Thirteen: Horace Tapscott/Barbara Mccullough


Barbara McCullough’s portrait of the late musical genius and community activist Horace Tapscott reflects on the connections made through black music to local activism in Los Angeles and to questions of pan-Africanism.

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 12:00 

Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]

Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot, Barbara McCullough, USA, 2017, HD Video, 72 minutes – UK premiere.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Stuart Baker, Soul Jazz Records.

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Session Seven: The Third Part Of The Third Measure/The Otolith Group


UK cinema premiere of the Otolith Group’s latest film, an essay about the work of Julius Eastman, the queer African-American avant-garde composer, pianist, vocalist and conductor.

Sunday 25 March 2018, 14:30

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

The Third Part of the Third Measure, The Otolith Group, UK, 2017, HD video, 43 minutes – UK cinema premiere.

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Session Six: Dhrupad/Mani Kaul


An experimental documentary by Mani Kaul inspired by the forms and structures of Dhrupad, an ancient form of classical music originating in Northern India.

Saturday 24 March 2018, 17:00 

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

Dhrupad, Mani Kaul, India, 1982, 35mm, 74 minutes, Hindi with English subtitles

In collaboration with the Courtisane Film Festival and the Otolith Group, and with the support of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

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