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ONE NIGHT ONLY 3/27/20: The Hand of Fatima: a film about Robert Palmer & Ja...

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Please join us for drinks at 6 and a screening at 7pm at Anthology Film Archives, NYC's home of the avant-garde on March 27th, 2020.

It's a 10th anniversary party for The Hand of Fatima, a film by Augusta Palmer about her father, the great music writer Robert Palmer, and his passion for the strange and powerful music of Jajouka, a remote Moroccan village. The film's "combination of personal history and glorious music" is "deeply compelling" (according to New York Magazine); and it "succeeds in shedding kaleidoscopic light on both the man and the music" (The New Yorker). In addition to the legendary Master Musicians playing music in their mountain village, the film features Anthony DeCurtis, Donovan, Yoko Ono, Genesis P. Orridge, and the voice of Ned Sublette.

It's also a fundraiser for The Blues Society, Augusta's film about the Memphis Country Blues Festivals (1966-1970), a glorious yet little-known series of concerts staged by a group of young white artists to honor blues masters like Furry Lewis and Reverend Robert Wilkins in the segregated city of Memphis. An inquiry into the legacy and meaning of the blues now and then, the film follows the festival from its shoestring beginnings to its high point in 1969, when two film crews competed to cover the historic performances.

We hope you can join us. Buy your tickets here. And please donate whether you are joining us or not. All contributions very gratefully accepted!

Thanks from Augusta and the Blues Society team.


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