MOVIE SCREENING // WEDNESDAY 5.7.13 AT 7PM
Just in time for the return of Fela! to the Ahmanson, Touch Vinyl proudly presents Music Is The Weapon. Directed in 1982 by French documentarians Stephane Tchal-Gadjieff and Jean Jacques Flori, this is perhaps the definitive cinematic document of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the inventor of Afrobeat. Filmed in Lagos, Nigeria as Kuti was fresh out of one of many prison stints, Music Is The Weapon captures live performances at his mythical Shrine nightclub, as well as the unflinching opinions and philosophies on politics, panafricanism, music, and religion that made the man such a singular threat to his country’s brutal military regime, and such a hero to the people that they affectionately dubbed him their “Black President.”
OPEN TABLES // THURSDAY 5.8.13 7PM-9PM
Our Thursday open table sessions… continue! Join us at 7-9pm for tunes and adult sodas. And if you’re a DJ, bring some records to spin and receive a 15% discount on your vinyl purchase!