The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Charles Mingus's grandson crowdfunds documentary

One of this year's trends has been crowdfunded music documentaries, with films on Kathleen Hanna, Matthew Shipp, and Nigerian musical history opting for Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns in the recent months. Today there's word of another, on Charles Mingus by his grandson Kevin Ellington Mingus.

The film is aiming to raise $45,000 which will pay for equipment rental, camera operators and researchers, plus the funds to reach interviewees in the US, Mexico and Europe. At time of writing Mingus On Mingus has five days on the clock. Watch the video below.