#UPFRONT feat. 'Da5Bloods' cast + Ta Mi Ko + Jamil Jude, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden & Keith Arthur Bolden
Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features iconic director Spike Lee and actors Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors; inspirational music artist Ta Mi Ko; and Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company artistic director Jamil Jude and actors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Keith Arthur Bolden.
Oscar-winning director Spike Lee is back with a new Vietnam drama debuting this weekend on Netflix titled Da5Bloods. The film follows four African American vets who return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. The film also shows the timultuous relationship between a father, played by Delroy Lindo and his son played by Jonathan Majors. I got a chance to chat with them during this week's AAFCA Virtual Roundtable Series where they discussed this father/son subplot and how critically important it is to the film's main storyline. You can also watch the full conversation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krl4bIGW77g">right here and catch the #UPFRONT portion beginning at 36:26-44:27.
California-based inspirational music artists Ta Mi Ko talks about her music and new book, "The Word: There is No Other Way." It chronicles her journey back to God and valuable lessons she has learned along the way. She also recalls a dark chapter in her life where she experienced police brutality. Check out the full conversation below:
Closing out the show is my exclusive conversation with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company artistic director Jamil Jude and acting duo Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Keith Arthur Bolden. All three of them signed the "Dear White American Theatre" letter that outlines years of racial injustice and bigotry that actors of colors have experience on and off Broadway. CLICK HERE to read the entire letter and stay tuned for the full video of our conversation.
UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on Atlanta's Jazz Station---91.9 WCLK and is hosted by Ray Cornelius.