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Coe College hosts Iowa premiere of Basho documentary

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2017-03-06 08:45:15 - General

The documentary "Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho" will be shown in its Iowa premiere on the Coe College campus. The event will be held on Sunday, March 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. This will be the only showing of the film in the state, and the presentation is free and open to the public.

In his brief and troubled life, Basho laid the foundations for radical changes to the musical landscape of America during the 1960s and 1970s, but reaped little more than a sparse (if fervent) following during his lifetime.

Basho appeared in Sinclair Auditorium at Coe in July 1978 to an enthusiastic audience. At the time of the concert, a review by Pam Fruehling published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette noted, "Basho is a remarkable musician whose talent has a versatility and eclecticism that defies description. He is one of the greatest of the music world's 'silent' stars."

A film by Liam Barker, "Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho" is a journey into the heart of an artist's lifelong struggle. The documentary is designed to illuminate and satiate existing fans while serving as a perfect starting point for the uninitiated.

The event is sponsored by the Coe College Music Department and Ken Eaton. For more information, call 319-399-8651.