New York, NY (www.QBCNYC.org) – Queer Black Cinema’s (QBC), “Party With A Cause Fundraiser” which took place on February 19, 2009 was a night to remember! Funds went towards the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010. Performances included Baron also known as B dot performing songs from his sophomore album, “Celebrity.” Newcomer, Eric Joppy also performs and R&B recording artist, Jesse O. The performances were hosted by award-winning radio personal, DJ Baker from Da Do Dirty Show (QNation.FM).
The evening started off with DJ Unknown spinning on the one’s and two’s getting the audience ready for outstanding performances. DJ Baker opens up the event with his charming charismatic personality. Baron then rocked the stage with hit song, “Party with b.” He then slowed it down with “Birds” off the same album. Baron surprised Angel L. Brown, QBC Founder and Executive Producer by asking her to join him on stage singing the chorus of the song. However, Angel did not disappoint the audience with her beautiful voice. “This is one of my favorite songs off the album [Celebrity]. I absolutely love this song so I figured why not hum the chorus. I had a blast!” states Angel L. Brown.
Eric Joppy then made his grand entrance with his rock stylish attire which included a golden masked, black leather pants and a button down checker shirt open for all to see his tone body. His voice defiantly matched his style – hot! The crowed went wild when he begins to whine and sing popular song, “Just Because”. “Both Eric and Baron killed it! I’m glad I came out to support QBC. What they are doing for the community is wonderful.” John Peterson – Audience member. The surprise of the night was Jesse O singing Happy Birthday to good friend and now colleague, Angel L. Brown. Jesse Afriyie (Jesse O) has joined the QBC team as Co-Producer/Consultant over the music department. Jesse is working on his sophomore album, which is set to hit stores in March/April 2010.
Guest included long time pioneer Male Illusionist, milDRED which will appears on QBC TV Network new show, “ONE on ONE with QBC” premiering summer 2010, Eric J Parker, founder of NYC Socialites, award-winning filmmaker, Veronique N. Doumbe, DOLL HOUSE founders Davone “Bosslady” Madison and partner Shaun Jackson including a host of Doll House women. The founders were recently featured in New York Daily News for their emerging event business for women. Shorty Roc was also in attendance, which was scheduled to performed but arrived too late. Other guest included QBC new and old supporters plus more.
The night ended with QBC supporters, Secrets regulars and joint birthday party goers dancing the night away to the amazing talented, DJ Unknown. You can hear DJ Unknown every Friday at Secret Lounge and various other clubs throughout NYC along with promoter Ron. For more exclusive pictures of the fundraiser go to, http://www.QBCNYC.org
All funds raised from the party goes toward the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010. The Film Festival will take place mid October 2010. Donations are now being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information go to www.QBCNYC.org and contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Sponsorship.
QBC next event will take place Friday, March 19, 2010 screening award-winning film, “Butch Mystique” directed by Debra Wilson in honor of Women’s Month. Go to www.QBCNYC.org for updates. Advance ticket holders will have a chance to win a sign copy of Butch Mystique by director. The director will also take part in a live Q&A from Oakland California via Skype.
About Queer Black Cinema®
Queer Black Cinema® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international film festival mission is dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about U.S. and international progressive Black LGBTQ filmmakers. We are a socially conscious organization that uses films to create dialogue to address homophobia, alarming health issues and many others “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experiences. We provide an online resource to Black LGBTQ theme films and their makers as well as support LGBTQ youth of color emerging producers. In-addition, we screen and promote all people of color artist trailers and original music. QBC film series takes place once a month at the LGBT Community Center and other locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming. Queer Black Cinema uses MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit Organization as their fiscal sponsor.