International Black Film Festival of Nashville

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville
Address: 1451 Elm Hill Pike Suite 315
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615.278.9537
Email: info@ibffnashville.com

2015 Black Music Month

June 11, 2015ivyNewsComments Off

For the month of June, we celebrate the influence of African American music on the world, Black Music Month. Within every genre…from Jazz, Hip-hop, R&B, Gospel to Opera, Country and more, African Americans have made pioneering contributions to musicthat have influenced and inspired generations.

The month long observance was first declared in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter, with the encouragement of legendary songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble. In the years since, Dyana Williams has worked to honor the contributions of pioneers such as Chuck Berry, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone and countless others who helped shape the American musical landscape.During the course of this month, renamed by President Obama as “African American Music Appreciation Month“, IBFF will highlight the “Kings and Queens” of Black Music and their contributions to music, film and more. 

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Paul Robeson / King of Opera

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BB King / King of Blues

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Micheal Jackson / King of Pop

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Whitney Houston / Queen of Pop

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Leotyne Price / Queen of Opera

2015 Black Music Month

June 9, 2015ivyNewsComments Off

For the mtumblr_lpw92eJu3D1qh1fl7o1_500onth of June, we celebrate the influence of African American music on the world, Black Music Month. Within every genre…from Jazz, Hip-hop, R&B, Gospel to Opera, Country and more, African Americans have made pioneering contributions to music that have influenced and inspired generations.

The month long observance was first declared in 1979 by President eadcea8b6fdb8a262aa1b08991f1e36ad47c9ac3Jimmy Carter, with the encouragement of legendary songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble. In the years since,  Dyana Williams  has worked to honor the contributions of pioneers such as Chuck Berry, James Brown, Marvin Gaye,

Nina Simone and countless others who helped shape the American musical landscape.

 During the course of this month, renamed by President Obama as “African American Music Appreciation Month”, IBFF will highlight the “Kings and Queens” of Black Music and their contributions to music, film and more.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King

January 15, 2015ivyNewsComments Off

2014 Veterans Day

November 10, 2014ivyNewsComments Off

Dear White People_Special Screening with Director

October 19, 2014ivyNewsComments Off

On Fri, OctMovie Poster 24, after the 7:55pm screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a discussion will be held with director Justin Simien (via Skype). Moderated by Jonathan Waters, senior lecturer, Vanderbilt University’s cinema and media arts program. Visit www.belcourt.org to purchase tickets.

A satire about being a black face in a white place. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in this witty and whip-smart satire about black militancy, 

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JUSTIN SIMIEN/DIRECTOR

fantasies, and the commodification of blackness in the age of Obama. Nothing is black and white in this playful portrait of race in contemporary America.

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