Sep 03 - Sep 09, 2010
(Jennifer Maas, Seattle, 2009, DigiBeta, 87 min)
Sponsored by KBCS 91.3 FM and the Vera Project
Special guests every night!
Seattle, get ready for some Soul searching! Jennifer Maas' Wheedle's Groove provides a look back some thirty years before grunge music put Seattle on the map, when late 1960s groups like Black on White Affair, The Soul Swingers and Cold, Bold & Together filled airwaves and packed clubs every night of the week.
Many groups started to receive widespread attention with invitations to perform on national television and collaborate with mainstream acts. Just as many of the groups were on the verge of breaking out, the fickle public turned its ear to disco, and Seattle's soul scene slipped into obscurity.
"Eye-opening, ear-teasing, irresistible!" —Seattle Metropolitan
Friday, September 3 - Performance with Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright and members of Total Experience Gospel Choir
Sunday, September 5 (8pm show) - Drum seminar and Q&A with Robbie Hill (Family Affair, Black On White Affair)
Monday, September 6 - Robbie Hill + members of Broham
Tuesday, September 7 - Q&A with members of Cookin' Bag, along with King County Councilman Larry Gossett discussing the music, culture, and history of the Central District and the Seattle Black Power movement during the late '60s and early '70s.
Wednesday, September 8 - Performance with Overton Berry
Thursday, September 9 - Q&A with Wheedle's Groove mastermind DJ Supreme La Rock and the film's narrator Sir Mix-A-Lot, discussing Wheedle's Groove and the resurgence through sampling and hip-hop