Wed, Feb 15|
BLACK FIRE DOCUMENTARY & SOLO @ BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM
Plunky presents a screening of The Black Fire Documentary film, interview and a brief solo concert
Time & Location
Feb 15, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Richmond, 122 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
About the event
The Black Fire Documentary is a powerful short film which explores the history of Black Fire Records, focusing on the music, art, business, messaging, and people involved with the independent label established in the mid-1970s in Washington, DC.
Black Fire Records was created to produce and amplify culturally relevant jazz and progressive original Black music. This small, independent label exemplified pioneering Black entrepreneurship in the music industry.
The acclaimed, 28-minute Black Fire Documentary recounts the story of the label’s founders, Jimmy Gray and J. Plunky Branch, and the musicians, artists, producers, and radio personalities that influenced and revolutionized the music business. The film depicts iconic images of the 1970s & 80s and speaks to how the music and activism of that era paved the way for today’s innovative jazz, hip-hop, deejays and Afro-future creatives.