Saturday, February 22nd
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
Bling: A Planet Rock—directed and co-produced by Inwood/Washington Heights native, author, and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda—is a critically acclaimed feature documentary about the intersection of hip-hop, diamonds, and the decade-long conflict in Sierra Leone. The film features Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Paul Wall, Puerto Rican emcee and reggaeton artist Tego Calderón, Kanye West, Sierra Leone’s hip-hop community, and others. (Meet Raquel Cepeda on MARCH 20th at Word Up, for the paperback release of her book Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina.)