Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music
Available on Philo, Tubi TV
"We’re just singing these songs and the people who come to see us and who love our music ... it’s part of the journey of their lives and it’s the journey of our lives," says Emily Saliers—singer/songwriter/activist of Indigo Girls. Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music includes three inspiring stories about the most intense and unique relationship between people who rarely meet: music artists and their fans. What can happen when music enters the public space and creates an occasion for healing and spiritual connection? Folk-rock icons Indigo Girls openly share their journey, which dramatically influences the life of their biggest fan. Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Vijay Iyer examines issues of immigration and race; his music touches the heart of Garnette, a “man of the streets” from Jamaica. Hip hop gives new life to Mike Ford, the Hip Hop architect from Detroit. The film is filled with an eclectic mix of music—much like a mixtape. Indigo Girls’ classic hit “Closer to Fine” is included, as well as other cherished songs from this band's catalog. Vijay Iyer shows why he is the most celebrated pianist in jazz. Talib Kweli’s "Every Ghetto" is highlighted in a way that has never been seen before on film.
Starring Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Talib Kweli
Director Kathleen Ermitage