The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Don Redman and His Orchestra (1934)




















Starring:
Don Redman performs in his newly opened cabaret called the Take-A-Chance Club. There are three musical numbers played, "Yeah Man," "Ill Wind", "Nagasaki," "and "Tall Man." The vocals for "Ill Wind" is sung by Harlan Lattimore.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Cotton Club (1984)





























































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Storyline
The lives of various characters intersect at Harlem's renowned Cotton Club. Handsome horn player Dix Dwyer (Richard Gere) falls for Vera Cicero (Diane Lane), the stunning girlfriend of famous gangster Dutch Schultz (James Remar). Meanwhile, Dix's brother, Vincent (Nicolas Cage), falls in with Schultz's crew, while Owney Madden (Bob Hoskins), the jazz venue's proprietor, has his own mob ties. Although Dix goes on to become a Hollywood actor, his life doesn't get any less complicated or dangerous.

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