If you’re in the Detroit metro area, catch a sneak peek of the independent film TechnoMecca: The Detroit Sound Project this Friday, May 24th at 7pm at the 1515 Broadway Theater.

TechnoMecca explores the history of artists of African decent in electronic music. The documentary also shows how late 1980s Detroit dance culture catalyzed the development and global spread of electronic dance music and hip hop.

The pulsating beats and excitement of Techno and House Music is captured in the upcoming TechnoMECCA: The Detroit Sound Project. This is a feature length documentary on Detroit, the birthplace of Techno, the culture it came from, and its influence on music around the world. A sneak peak viewing of clips from the film, VIP reception, party and fundraiser will take place during Detroit Techno Week on Friday May 24, 2013 at 7pm at the famous 1515 Broadway Theater.

Attendees will get also get a glimpse of the producers’ journey exploring the electronic music history from its Detroit roots all the way to South Africa in this hour long episode of “First Time Africa” which is scheduled to air on the Africa Channel in the summer of 2013. “We get an opportunity to tell our story as Detroit filmmakers about our recent trip to Cape Town and Johannesburg to interview superstar DJs Richie Hawtin and Black Coffee,” explains Producer/Director Kristian R. Hill.

The producers of Detroit Sound Project are asking for community support of this event. In addition to attending this event, individuals and businesses across the World can help show why Detroit was and still is the World’s music Mecca by donating money, products, services or auction items or becoming a new sponsor or strategic partner. “It is our mission to help reprogram the media and produce content that shows the beautiful side of what the world views as one of the most dangerous cities in America,” states Executive Producer Jennifer Washington  “…and it’s going to take the support of the community in order for this pro-Detroit film to see the light of day,” she continues.

Seating is limited for this historic sneak preview. Tickets/donations are $11 in advance at http://www.TechnoMecca.eventbrite.com and available at the door for only $15! Doors open at 7pm and following the sneak preview, there will be an official launch to the Indiegogo.com campaign, intriguing Q & A, silent auction and VIP reception with complimentary food and drinks. Guests will then be treated to a dance party where they can experience legendary Detroit House and Techno music live by DJs Joey Thomas and Tony Dennis.

ABOUT DETROIT SOUND PROJECT

The Detroit Sound Project is a documentary series in-the-making exploring the music of Detroit and its creators, as well as its influence on music around the world. TechnoMECCA, the first installment features interviews and performances from such notable DJ/producers as:  Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Kyle Hall, Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Derrick May and has an expected release date of 2014.  Fans can check out exclusive clips of the film and buy gear at www.DetroitSoundProject.com. For more information or to partner with Detroit Sound Project, contact Jennifer Washington at Jennifer@evomarketing.com or Executive Producer, David Grandison, Jr. at David@technomecca.com

6 COMMENTS

  1. According to wikipedia: “The initial take on techno arose from the melding of electronic music, in the style of artists such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Yellow Magic Orchestra, with African American music styles, including funk, electro, Chicago house and electric jazz”

    First wikipedia admits this is black music.Then somehow, a few sentences down they claim is was white influenced as well. The problem is, this trend of diluting everything black has been going on for far too long. It needs to stop and this festival will help. But we need to do more to educate our youth!

    If our youth continue to read wikipedia and all those other insecure white stories about the origins of our cultural intellect and propriety, for example in music, our children will never know the truth. In addition to organizing festivals we need to write books and articles and build our own centers of education. This whitewashing of everything Black, or African, is indeed just plain insecurity!

    • You are spot on right Mango leaves! Until we build our own centers of education and produce our own educational materials, the miseducation of our negro children will continue. This is about self preservation and it seems that the world over the insecurity in relation to black folks is damningly appalling.

  2. This festival should be a wake up call. Otherwise, we will all wake up one day and and Rap & Hip Hop would have had roots in Ireland. Already the latest documentary on Bob Marley claims Reggae has roots in faraway Scotland, LMAO!

  3. Already we have been schooled in many parts of Africa that all instruments came from Europe, and we Africans are just trying to imitate the guitar, the drum, the trumpet etc. It seems to me a great deal of rewriting of black history has already been done. The harm had been immense. They have alas succeeded, but, cultures yet undeveloped, cultures yet uninvented, music yet uncomposed, and talents yet untapped will prove their nonsense and insecurities wrong and shameful. The future will one day also become the past. The lessons learned by our griots on West Africa tells us so. No need to engage in unnecessary arguments. Those who hoard will one day loose their loot.

  4. I went and it was fan! So many people, blacks, whites, latinos, a reall melting pot of people – just the way we hope music can bring us all together.

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