Thunder Soul Documentary screening at 7pm
Kashmere Stage Band at 8:45pm
Over 18s venue only
In 1967, Texan music teacher Conrad O. Johnson formed a band with his students at Kashmere High School that combined the passion of soul and the energy of funk with the dexterous arrangements of big band jazz. So began the 45-year legacy of the legendary Kashmere Stage Band, with inspirational teaching, racial pride and instrumental prowess conjuring up orchestral funk.
The band’s recordings have been collected by crate-diggers, feted (and sampled) by luminaries like DJ Shadow, and reissued by respected label Stones Throw. This program combines the heart-warming, foot-stomping tribute of award-winning Kashmere Stage Band documentary Thunder Soul (Executive Producer Jamie Foxx), with a rare live performance by members of the reunited band.
Cushions provided for the screening.
By arrangement with Funkdafied.
“If you’ve never heard of the Kashmere Stage Band, by the end of Thunder Soul you will wonder why” New York Times.
FREE ENTRY to Paradiso at Town Hall from 11.30pm. Paradiso Terrace Bar is free entry, all night from 5:30pm
7pm - Thunder Soul film screening.
8:45pm - Kashmere Stage Band
10:15pm - DJ JC (Funkdafied)
With an exhaustive music collection that spans Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin, Disco, House, D&B; JC is a DJ who can play many genres but always with the emphasis heavily on Funk, and keeping the dance floor rocking!
11:30pm - Late Night In The Bar: The Groove Merchant
With a focus on Funk-Soul-R&B -Jazz and world Music, The Groove Merchant shares his vast collection to make sure nobody misses out.
Find out more about Paradiso at Town Hall.