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Cynthia Johnson, the voice of Funkytown
Cynthia Johnson on set
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Funkytown

copyrightMEGABIEN Funkytown flyer.s Genre:
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Entertainment, Music Documentary
USA, Germany
6 x 60 min
2012 and 2013

HD 35 mm digital

 
Synopsis
Documentary about the exceptional music scene of six American cities, including Minneapolis/St Paul, Nashville, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Detroit, hosted by singer/songwriter Cynthia Johnson (singer of number one hit Funkytown). With visits of the most important historical, original locations, interviews with renowned artists, musicians and producers, and performances of artists and bands, who have formed the particular music style of each city.
The first episode, shot in Minneapolis/St Paul, includes interviews and performances with artists and bands such as Prince, Bob Dylan, Mint Condition, Joanne Shenandoah, Ben Sidran, Kevin Bowe, Irv Williams, Desdamona, Boombox, etc., and musicians such as Billy Peterson, Eric Leeds, Peter Schimke and many more. Among the Minneapolis producers you may meet Steve Wiese, who will give an insight and behind the scenes of the „funky town“. Further, you will visit locations that have written music history such as First Avenue, Bunkers, Fine Line, Turf Club, amongst others. And this is just looking at one city.
The first episode has been broadcasted all over Europe in May 2013 via the German network 3Sat/ARD.
 
Credits
* Production Firm:  
Megabien Entertainment / Radio Bremen TV
* Producer:
Hans W. Stachowiak, Monika Hurka
* Director:
Jörg Sonntag
* DOP:
Jan Ole Sieg
 
Videos
to watch TV trailer click here
 
Website