Sergio A. Mims tells us he is hosting a post-screening Question & Answer Session with Chi-chi Nwanoku after the 7 PM showing on February 9, 2015 at Chicago's Black Cinema House:
Chi-chi Nwanoku, the world-renowned double-bass player, will attend a screening of Barrie Gavin's 2012 documentary, "Chi-chi: Tales from the Bass Line," at Chicago's Black Cinema House, 7200 South Kimbark Ave., Monday, February 9th, at 7pm. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. Nwanoku will participate in a post-screening Q&A with CFCA member and Black Harvest Film Festival programmer Sergio Mims. She is also scheduled to give a talk and masterclass at the University of Chicago on Tuesday, February 10th (click here for the full line-up of events).
According to the official synopsis on the Black Cinema House site, Gavin's film includes interviews with Nwanoku where she "recounts the hurdles she faced growing up as a mixed-race child," the daughter of Nigerian and Irish parents, and "scaling the musical establishment in Britain." There is also ample performance footage in which Nwanoku tackles the work of such legendary composers as Joseph Haydn, Hector Berlioz, Edward Elgar and Antonín Dvořák.
Doors open at 6:30pm for the February 9th screening and Q&A. To RSVP, click here.