TransAfrica and BloomScreen Present: The Story of Lover's Rock

On February 26

TransAfrica and BloomScreen Present:

The Story of Lover's Rock

Join BloomBars and TransAfrica with the presentation of The Story of Lover's Rock (2011, 97 min), by Menelik Shabazz.

Lover's Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in London in the late '70s and '80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems  

Date: February 26, 2013 7:00 - 9:00PM  

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010 



Live musical performances, comedy, dance, interviews and archival footage shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Lover's Rock allowed young people to experience intimacy and healing through a dance known as 'scrubbing'- providing a coping mechanism for what was happening on the streets. Lover's Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits and helped bridge the multi-cultural gap that polarized the times.

After our screening, we will have a Q&A discussion, moderated by Mwiza Munthali - the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars.  Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora.  Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.

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