In just a couple of short weeks, MoogFest will take over Asheville, NC for Halloween weekend. As MoogFest 2010 draws even closer, there is even more exciting announcements to share! MoogFest 2010 has added Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set) to the already incredible Saturday lineup, and a very rare performance by Younger Brother (Live) to Sunday’s bill, rounding out what is definitely one of the the biggest Halloween parties in the country.
Additionally, the festival’s film screenings for Saturday and Sunday afternoon are now in place — MoogFest 2010 will be presenting the Southeast premiere of Bouncing Cats: A film by Nabil Elderkin & Red Bull Media House and Moog: a documentary film by Hans Fjellestad. Following the screening of Moog: a documentary film by Hans Fjellestad, Herb Deutsch (co-collaborator on first Modular in 1963) and DJ Spooky, both of whom are featured in the documentary, will take part in a Q & A session with the audience.
Film Screenings Schedule (all shown at the Fine Arts Theatre):
Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM — Bouncing Cats: A film by Nabil Elderkin & produced by Red Bull Media House
Sunday 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM — Moog: a documentary film by Hans Fjellestad
Sunday 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM — Q&A with Herb Deutsch and DJ Spooky
"Bouncing Cats" is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham "Abramz" Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.) with the goal of establishing a free workshop that would empower, rehabilitate and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture. Abramz invited Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the Rock Steady Crew, to visit Uganda and teach these classes. From the southern slums of Uganda to the war-torn North, Crazy Legs encountered a passion for hip-hop and desire to learn amongst the most squalid conditions. "Bouncing Cats" follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K’Naan.
MoogFest 2010, a three-day festival celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, takes place Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC. To see the weekend schedule, and learn about the available workshops and synth art show, visit http://moogfest.com/2010/moogfest-2010/overview/. To purchase MoogFest 2010 weekend passes or single day tickets and for more information about the festival visit moogfest.com.
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