Virtual Screening of Michael Murphy’s Up From the Streets

Register For Virtual Screening of Michael Murphy’s Up From the Streets


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation invites you to a virtual screening of Michael Murphy's Up from the Streets: The City of Music. Viewers will be able to buy a ticket to the film from a local cinema and watch the film at home, which allows them to support their favorite independent movie theater as they practice social distancing and self-quarantine. Cinemas around the country are participating, including New Orleans’ Broad Theatre and the Zeitgeist. Screenings will be held May 14 and 15, 2020; for a listing of theatres in your area, click here. A portion of the proceeds from each $12 e-ticket sale will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund.

Up From the Streets: The City of Music celebrates the culture of New Orleans as seen through the lens of music. The history of the city is distinct from any other in the US, and the music created here a powerful form of expression. The film looks at the evolution of New Orleans music and how it has reflected the culture and times in which it was created.

From the drums of enslaved Africans at Congo Square to the explosion of musical styles that continue to be created out of those rhythms today, the music has provided strength in times of despair, and joy for this city that loves to celebrate.  Personal reflections by native New Orleanian and musician, Terence Blanchard, along with commentaries by critics and musicians including: Alan Light, Ben Jaffe, Big Freedia, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Mannie Fresh, PJ Morton, Robert Plant, Steve Gadd, Sting, Wynton Marsalis, along with performances by a host of musicians from New Orleans paint the picture of this city of music. The sounds and rhythms of New Orleans were the foundation of American music, and continue to carry the torch of liberating expression into the future.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, announced today that they have established the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund – a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented crisis has led to the indefinite cancellation of gigs, event postponements, and venue closures around the world. It has left many Louisiana musicians and others who work in the music industry facing a total or near-total loss of income for the foreseeable future. To learn more about the fund, click on the banner above. To donate, click here.

Register For Virtual Screening of Michael Murphy’s Up From the Streets
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