WHAT IS JAZZ| Movie Night: “Stormy Weather” 1943

14/1, 19.00 - 21.00 @Rhythm Hoppers studio

“What is Jazz” open discussion group is a Rhythm Hoppers initiative aimed at exploring Jazz dances beyond the scope of in-classroom instructing and social dancing.

“What is Jazz / Movie Nights” are curated screenings of classic movies, soundies or documentaries that serve as a cinematic journey through the evolution of this iconic musical genre. Our screenings provide a vibrant platform for in-depth exploration, discussion, and appreciation of Jazz’s multifaceted legacy. Each session begins with a brief presentation highlighting the film’s significance and spotlighting the featured artists, followed by an engaging open discussion.

The discussion will be conducted in Greek.

“Stormy Weather” (1943): A Cinematic Tribute to Jazz and African-American Artistry

“Stormy Weather” is a landmark musical film released in 1943, renowned for its captivating performances and significant cultural impact. Directed by Andrew L. Stone, the movie features an ensemble cast of legendary African-American entertainers, including Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham and the Nicholas Brothers, among others.

The significance of “Stormy Weather” extends beyond its entertainment value. It serves as a historical document, capturing a snapshot of the African-American experience in the performing arts during the mid-20th century. The film’s enduring legacy lies in its ability to inspire, educate, and provoke discussions about race, identity, and the power of artistic expression.