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Kickstarter success for William Parker and Hamid Drake documentary

A Kickstarter campaign to help fund documentary about William Parker and Hamid Drake exceeds its target

The kickstarter campaign set up to fund the final stages of a documentary film about William Parker and Hamid Drake has ended over target. Directed by Michael Lucio Sternbach, Inner-Attunement looks at the “musical brotherhood of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake”, with the pair discussing “their musical kinship and shamanistic sound ceremonies they deploy worldwide”. The film was previewed at the Anthology Archives during the 20th edition of New York's Vision Festival. The campaign, which ended on 28 November, reached a total of 181 backers and raised $11,394. “We did it!” cheered the organisers on their campaign page. “Inner-Attunement has successfully raised $11,394 via Kickstarter. Thank you. In fact, we have actually exceeded our goal! So grateful for all our backers for making this happen. We truly wish you were all here with us right now to celebrate! We look forward to sharing the film with you early next year and hope you are as moved as we are by the sounds and visions of Hamid Drake & William Parker.”

Watch a trailer of the documentary, with William Parker talking about Roland Kirk’s Volunteered Slavery