A Tribute to Charles Mingus: Past, Present and Future

Director

  • Paul Sabu Rogers

Production Company

  • Watts Towers Arts Center

Director Of Photography

  • Peter Bonilla

Editor

  • Paul S. Rogers
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The film features an all-star line-up of world-class musicians, singers, dancers, and artists who come together in an exceptional, jam packed hour of television

27th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival
32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival
Grand Opening of the Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center
Charles Mingus – Son of Watts – Musical Caravan Project

Directed and edited by Paul Sabu Rogers

Co-Produced by Rosie Lee Hooks and Paul Sabu Rogers

The film features an all-star line-up of world-class musicians, singers, dancers, and artists who come together in an exceptional, jam packed hour of television that not only entertains and informs, but inspires as well. Interviews and performance excerpts from many notable musicians, include world renowned Patrice Rushen, the luminous Nedra Wheeler, the extraordinary Ndugu Chancler, the Center for Celebration Arts amazing Giant Puppets, and jazz great Buddy Collette who discusses his life-long friendship with the legendary Charles Mingus.