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Melkweg x Africadelic x ADE 2020: I Was There When House Took Over the World

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Wed, Oct 21, 2020

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Melkweg x Africadelic x ADE 2020: I Was There When House Took Over the World

Melkweg Cinema and Africadelic are organizing a unique program of music documentaries that highlight the influence of African and African diasporic artist on electronic music. One of these films is I Was There When House Took Over the World (2017, 40’), with an online Q&A with director Alex Bennett Grant on Sunday, October 25 at 7pm (CEST).


Online Q&A with director Alex Bennett Grant on Sunday, October 25 at 7pm (CEST) via here.


I Was There When House Took Over the World (2017) is a documentary about how the death of disco produced the most iconic sound in contemporary dance music: house. The documentary shows how young black entrepreneurs created a music empire that spins the charts around the world. The film consists of two parts. Part I, 'House Was Born', focused on the social and cultural environment that gave rise to the genre in the United States, particularly Chicago's underground gay clubs. Part II, 'House Went Global', features the rise of house as a global dance movement. The 40-minute film by British-Jamaican-Greek director Alex Bennett Grant of the Dutch media agency Pi Studio features performances by iconic artists such as Nile Rodgers, Marshall Jefferson, Honey Dijon and many others.


Africadelic is an organization committed to the promotion of cultural creativity and diversity in and from Africa (including the African diaspora). The organization develops, produces, and promotes festivals and other socio-cultural initiatives, such as music concerts, dance performances, film screenings, art exhibitions, and critical debates, with a focus on artists and visitors from Africa and the African diaspora as well as those with an interest in and appreciation for cultural creativity and diversity in and out of Africa.

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ADE Online is the free immersive virtual experience during ADE 2020. This year's programming features a multitude of live streams, concerts, and shows from the ADE Specials program live in Amsterdam, along with a peek behind the curtain from artists around the world, interactive workshops & masterclasses, DJ sets, artistic cross-overs, an extensive film and documentary program, and other creative endeavors.

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ADE Online is the free immersive virtual experience during ADE 2020. This year's programming features a multitude of live streams, concerts, and shows from the ADE Specials program live in Amsterdam, along with a peek behind the curtain from artists around the world, interactive workshops & masterclasses, DJ sets, artistic cross-overs, an extensive film and documentary program, and other creative endeavors.

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All tickets for the ADE Specials can be found in the event announcements when they become available. Please note that events have limited capacity and are likely to sell out well in advance.

Your ADE Pro Pass or ADE Digital Pro Pass grants access to the full ADE 2020 digital conference program. Tickets for the ADE Specials should be bought separately.

All tickets for the ADE Specials can be found in the event announcements when they become available. Please note that events have limited capacity and are likely to sell out well in advance.

Even though travel by flight is currently not prohibited, we do not encourage global travel to Amsterdam during ADE. Our team is creating an online-first format to ensure everyone can enjoy the event without the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

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