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In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation
In homage to the late Frankie Knuckles, SummerStage, ImageNation and guest curator Injoy Enterprises present Whistle!: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles featuring the Soul Summit DJs, DJ Kervyn Mark, DJ Stormin’ Norman, with vocalists Kenny Bobien, Lynn Lockamy and others! The evening will end with screening of the new, never-before-seen director’s cut of HANDS TO THE SKY, a documentary on the outdoor house music scene.
Hands to the Sky, explores the uplifting and spirited experience of the outdoor House Music scene. A testament to the movement spearheaded by Chicago pioneers like Frankie Knuckles, the film follows this music out of the clubs and house parties and into the parks and beaches where an estimated 100,000 House Music fans gather to dance, commune and rejoice in the summer heat. Executive Produced by Domingo Canate and Directed by Angelo Boyke.
With a scorching original music score composed by noted writer/arranger Erik Talbert, Hands to the Sky features such House Music progressives as pioneering House Music vocalist Carolyn Harding; the legendary Frankie Knuckles; British-born founder of Harlem’s Sundae Sermon dance party DJ Stormin’ Norman; record executive Wayne Williams, noted for bringing disco to Chicago’s South Side and founder of Chicago’s Chosen Few Picnic and Rican Vargas, a.k.a, “The Commander in Chief” of The Coney Island Dancers, a volunteer organization whose mission includes promoting tourism to Coney Island. www.imagenation.us