Up From The Streets
Director: Michael Murphy
2019, 104 minutes, Online Screening, NR
Cast: Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Aaron Neville
Distributor: Eagle Rock Entertainment
New Orleans has a distinct history as a result of its political and social history. There is a thread that runs through the city that can be heard from the drumming at Congo Square in the 1700’s through to today’s vibrant music scene. The music of this city is a powerful form of expression. It was a vehicle to communicate a desire for freedom, express frustration of the injustices of segregation and Jim Crow laws, a healing force that helped bring the city back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and is still a vital form of expression against ongoing cultural & racial biases.
The Up From The Streets Playlist on Spotify includes over four hours of music discussed in the documentary. Play now!
Executive Producer Terence Blanchard and Director Michael Murphy, show how the culture of the city is reflected in its music, how music impacts culture; and how even in the darkest of times, music lifts and unites.
A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will be donated to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund, a statewide relief fund created to support Louisiana musicians and music industry workers whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by this unprecedented crisis.