the orchestra does black cinema. dope.

One of the gifts of adulthood is funners on a school night! Last night, under southern Cali's summer sky, thousands of music lovers gathered to celebrate The Black Movie Soundtrack. It was amazing!

Conceptualized by Reginald Hudlin, the Los Angeles Philharmonic blazed classic black cinema scores, while clips from films like; Carmen Jones, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Superfly, Boomerang and Sparkle played on the screens.

Guest artists, including, Anthony Hamilton, En Vogue, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway and Public Enemy blessed us with songs that are truly the soundtrack of my life. Anthony Hamilton slayed the theme to Shaft! Lalah kept the party going with Car Wash and Public Enemy had the Bowl turnt up with Fight The Power! 

One of the evening's most poignant moments was, a video of Whitney Houston singing I Will Always Love You, from The Bodyguard, while the orchestra accompanied her. It was a bittersweet and special treat.

I love living in a city that offers this kind of cultural experience. Summer nights at the Bowl are all the business. 




fighting the power


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photo cred: Chanel Landreaux