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MSPIFF @ the Capri: “Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story
April 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In 2010, African American string-band The Carolina Chocolate Drops stunned the music world, taking home a Grammy for their debut album. This documentary charts the band’s sudden rise and also reflects on the influence of their mentor, black fiddler Joe Thompson; the banjo’s African origins, and how interconnected communities lead to popular American music of today.
Program: New American Visions, Minnesota Made
Directed by John Whitehead. United States. 2017. English. 99 min.