ADIFF CHICAGO: Streetlight Harmonies : NYADIFF


ADIFF CHICAGO: Streetlight Harmonies

 Directed by Brent Wilson | 2017 | 84 min | Documentary |USA  |CHICAGO PREMIERE


Wednesday, June 13 @ 6:30pm –  Facets Cinémathèque


Doo wop, featuring stellar vocal harmonies sung a cappella, was born on street corners in the 1950s. soon, the Coasters, The Drifters and Frankie Valli were singing their hearts out to America on Alan Freed’s influential radio show. In Streetlight Harmonies, a who’s who of musicians trace the evolution of American pop music from doo wop and Phil Spector’s legendary ‘wall of sound’ up through Motown, surf music and the British Invasion. It’s a toe-tapping stroll down memory lane for music lovers of all ages.

Streetlight Harmonies stars Fred Parris, Little Anthony, Vito Picone, Jimmy Merchant, Barbara Jean English, Billy Brown, Ronald Coleman, Lois Harris Powell, Sammy Strain, La La Brooks, Charlie Thomas, Terry Johnson, Diz Russell, Jerry Blavat, Val Shively, and a host of others, including Classic Urban Harmony’s own Charlie Horner. The film also features hundreds of photos of groups, sheet music, posters, etc. from the Classic Urban Harmony Archives.  Not to be missed!


WHAT: 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival – Chicago

WHEN: June 8-June 14, 2018

WHERE: Facets Cinémathèque

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For a full schedule and to order advance tickets online please call 773-281-4114 or 212-864-1760 or visit or Tickets are $15 for Opening Night and $10 general admission.

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