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America’s Musical Journey, MacGillivray Freeman Films’ newest 3D Giant Screen documentary, celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and the creative risk-taking that characterize America, as told through the story of its music.  The film follows Grammy-Award® nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born.  Visiting cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Nashville, Miami and more, audiences will experience uniquely American adventures that embody the country’s trailblazing spirit — paddle-wheel boating up the Mississippi Delta, flash mob dancing in Chicago or skydiving with Elvis impersonators above Memphis — in scenes shot specifically for the giant screen.  Along the way, audiences will meet the artists, music makers, storytellers and innovators who are shaping America’s culture today and hopefully be inspired to explore their own creativity when the film lands in theatres in February.

Jazz, blues, zydeco, old time country music and other variations on America’s musical heritage are at the heart of MacGillivray Freeman’s America’s Musical Journey.  In addition to Aloe Blacc, the film also features other iconic musicians such as jazz legend Louis Armstrong, Jon Batiste of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Latin music stars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, New Orleans music heroes Dr. John and Irma Thomas, Chicago jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, Chicago footwork maestros Pause Eddie and Donnetta “Lil Bit” Jackson, the Bandaloop vertical dancers, and many more….

“We are excited to introduce audiences to music legends,” says Shaun MacGillivray, producer of America’s Musical Journey and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films.  “We’re using the immersive, visual giant screen experience to tell the story of America’s musical heritage in a new and powerful way.


Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Release date: February 2018

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