DIFFpix in partnership with Dublin City Council are delighted host a wonderful evening of cinema and live music in the heart of Dublin, Smithfield Square this Saturday 26th July 2014.
· LIVE MUSIC pre-show entertainment at DIFFpix this weekend!
· DIFFpix first event to have 2 Dublin based bands, Manden Express and Mama Kasbah playing live in Smithfield Square this Saturday 26th July.
DUBLIN’S FAVOURITE FILM as voted by the people of Ireland is THE COMMITMENTS!
Probably one of the best soundtracks ever, and almost definitely the best soul music soundtrack. Roddy Doyle wrote the original novel, his first, in 1987. In 1991, he adapted it for the big screen with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and a little help from the back catalogues of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin. Directed by Alan Parker, the film won four Baftas, was voted Best Irish Film of All Time in a 2005 poll, sold 12 million soundtracks and ensured that "Mustang Sally" would be a karaoke booth/wedding band staple for the rest of time
Manden Express is a thrillingly explosive Dublin-based international band, fusing traditional and contemporary styles of West African music from the Mande Empire of what is now known as Mali, alongside infectious Afrobeat rhyhms. Inspired by village, Wassalou (Oumou Sangare) styles and the explosion of new musical influences that merged with African music in the 1960′s it blends Kamele n’goni harp, Kora, djembe, and drums with Electric bass and guitar to produce stomping grooves and hypnotic time patterns.
DIFFpix not only celebrates the best Dublin Film as voted for by you but also the rich cultural diversity of our city.
Mama Kasbah is a band or, as the name says itself, a "community" of sounds, rhythms and languages from many corners of the Mediterranean Sea with colors from Latin America and Jamaica. Mama Kasbah sings in English, Spanish, Sicilian, Italian and more to produce a global sound that moves beyond the boundaries.
The fresh and original mix of rumba, ska, reggae, balkan and Latin American rhythms makes Mama Kasbah a real dancing machine and a source of positive vibrations.
As well as this, we will be hosting a competition on the night for audience members to win an iPad Mini and unique posters, specially designed for this event that represent our own unique take on the 12 short-listed iconic Irish films that featured in our Treasure Hunt.
There will also be a tropical after-party hosted by the Generator Hostel once the film has ended. With drink promotions, fantastic atmosphere and live DJs (courtesy of Dublin Tropical), the fun doesn't end once the credits have rolled!
This is a free but ticketed event, with seats reserved for ticketholders.
Approximate running times for DIFFpix Saturday 26th July 2014:
6pm - Doors open
6:30pm-8:30pm - Music performances
8:35pm - Introduction to The Commitments
8:40pm-10:40pm - The Commitments
10:50pm - Late - After-party in the Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square
#Mat Jazz and Double V Veronica Vierin behind the decks
#Amica duo/ Double V + Aminah Mimpi Manis
Visuals by Valentina Alvarez!