Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Documentary : Speaking In Tongues

"In the late 80’s The Native Tongues Posse was birthed through the mental cohesion of three Hip-Hop groups: The Jungle Brothers, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. Eventually, The Native Tongue roster would grow to include Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Black Sheep, Leaders of the New School, Chi-Ali and more. After only a few short years in existence, the Native Tongue movement was, “in full effect”. Today, despite many efforts to reunite The Native Tongues, the collective exists more in abstract ideology than as a tangible hip-hop crew. However, the influence of the Native Tongues is evident in the music and attitude of many of today’s most celebrated and decorated musicians – The Neptunes, The Roots, Common, Talib Kweli, Pharaoh Monch, Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Dwele, the late Jay Dee aka J-Dilla, 9th Wonder, The Pharcyde and countless others. What happened to this ever-evolving Hip-Hop movement known as the Native Tongues Posse?
The feature length documentary, “Speaking In Tongues” is a cinematic quest to answer this and many other questions surrounding one of the most influential hip-hop crews in music history. Speaking In Tongues features real life accounts of the rise and evolution of the Native Tongue movement, lifestyle and influence.
“SPEAKING IN TONGUES” is a visual salute to an internationally renowned group of musical pioneers who, through their mere formation, have changed the landscape of Hip-Hop, Soul and Dance music since 1988. The celebration of the Native Tongues legacy is well overdue"

This documentary is produced by Omar Akil, Norman Parrish, Benny Boom & Ramulas Burgess.
If you want to support this project, check the Kickstarter page !

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