Lena Waithe, Fab 5 Freddy and Princess Nokia show their support for filmmakers and creatives at Tribeca Film Festival 2021 – Deltaplex News
Lena waithe has stayed true to its mission of highlighting and sharing stories created by Black, Indigenous and Colored People (BIPOC) at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
On Wednesday, Waithe presented his Rising Voices initiative, a partnership with Indeed and his production company Hillman Grad that focuses on investing, discovering and telling stories created by BIPOC filmmakers and storytellers. As part of the event, 10 films by 10 BIPOC filmmakers were previewed. Later that night, Waithe was also spotted at the official afterparty celebrating the participating filmmakers, including Johnson cheng, David Fortune, Stacy Pascal Gaspard, Deondray & Quincy LePrès of Gossfield, Kantú Lentz, Boma Iluma, Gabriela Ortega, Dr. Ryan, Elisha Junior St. Preux and Shelly yo.
Meanwhile, the hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy was just one of many stars who came forward to support blonde hair members Debbie harry and Clem burke at the first screening of Blondie: Vivir En La Habana. The new film documents the legendary rock band’s performance in 2019 in Havana, Cuba. After the film, audiences received a full concert by Blondie, during which they performed some of their greatest hits including “Rapture”, “Call Me”, “One Way or Another” and “The Tide Is High” .
To finish, Nayomi, A-Trak, Princess Nokia and Kawaii cookies participated in the WarpSound musical experience. As part of Tribeca Immersive, the event uses AI-powered virtual artists performing alongside “three vibrant human artists for a live music showcase, the first of its kind, interactive with the audience.” At the event, Nayomi, A-Trak, Princess Nokia and Cookies Kawaii performed with a “Half-Reptilian DJ” and a former DMC Platinist World Champion, DJ Dragon. Tribeca’s WarpSound Music Experience was billed as the first-ever performance by AI-driven virtual artists producing and performing original and adaptive music live on stage.
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