Join us for the L.A. premiere of the brand-new documentary of Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras meeting the legendary Jamaican group The Congos! Plus, after the film, head out to our back patio for a party with tunes provided by Duppy Gun Soundsystem, and Tom Chasteen of Dub Club!
“The story of Icon Eye is the story of the album “Icon Give Thank”: Cameron Stallones (Sun Araw) and musician/producer M. Geddes Gengras travel to Jamaica to work with legendary reggae outfit The Congos. Although from culturally and musically different worlds, the unlikely pairing produces an album rife with modern experimentation and rocksteady substance. But Icon Eye isn’t a typical making-of documentary; the minutiae that usually bog down films of its ilk are here replaced by a…more-vivid swatch of cultural observation. The film embraces its slow roll by bear-hugging the people of Jamaica, especially The Congos and the surrounding people, music, and landscape: a pipe full of ganja is inhaled, situations in the studio assessed, magic is made over the course of 10 days. Icon Eye isn’t about the resulting album; it’s about the attitude and lifestyle that inspired it. Picturesque scenes of Jamaican street life and well-trodden lessons from The Congos intermingle with melodic snippets, all edited into hallucinogenic magic.” — Jspicer, Tiny Mix Tapes
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