Sound Unseen Presents: Bayou Maharajah

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Sound Unseen Presents: Bayou Maharajah

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Sound Unseen presents the Minnesota premiere of Lily Keber’s award winning film, Bayou Maharajah, on blues and jazz musician James Booker. We would like to thank to our sponsors, 89.3 the Current and Trylon microcinema for their contributions toward Sound Unseen. Cost: $10 “Bayou Maharajah” explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” This roller coaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician. Film Trailer: Film Website:

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