A member of
the British period instrument classical music ensemble, The Orchestra of the Age
of Enlightenment, and a chamber player and soloist as well, double bass musician Chi-Chi Nwanoku is world renowned in the classical
artist with a genuinely vibrant and infectious personality, documentary filmmaker
Barrie Gavin’s compelling documentary portrait of the effervescent and
indomitable Ms. Nwanoku, explores her career and her life, recounting the hurdles
and triumphs she faced growing up as a mixed-race child, scaling the international
Black Cinema House will screen “Tales from the Bass Line” on Monday Feb. 9, starting at 7PM; and even more special, Ms.
Nwanoku will be present for a Q and A after the screening of the film.
Cinema House is located in their spacious new location on 7200 S. Kimbark. Attendance is free but you must RSVP HERE.
And on top
of that, the University of Chicago will be hosting 2 events both on Tuesday Feb.
10, with Ms. Nwaoku, that will be free and open to the public.
First is “brown
bag lunch” held by the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture (go
HERE for more info); and later that same day, there will be a masterclass for musicians that she will be conducting. For more info on that, go HERE.
Here is brief
clip from “Bass Line.”