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ANDRE WILLIAMS

Foto Andre Williams, also known as Black Godfather, or Mr Rhythm, undestructible son of R'n'B - Soul, father of Funk, grandfather of garage rock and great grand father of rap music, for the first time got on the US R’n’B top ten list as far back as in 1957 with the song Bacon Fat, followed by the series of hits Greasy Chicken, Humpin’, Bumpin’ & Thumpin’ Rib Tips, Pass The Biscuits, Jail Bait. In the early 1960s he worked for Motown Records and Berry Gordy, as a producer for Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Contours, Stevie Wonder. In the late 1960s he moved on to Chess Records, as a producer and performer. In the beginning of the 1970s, as early as that, he started his collaboration with Ike Turner that led him into the world ofcocaine that Andre hardly gave up, ending up begging for money under a Chicago bridge in the late 1980s. In the history of modern rock music band The Cramps are the first to draw attention to him, playing the adapted version of his song Jailbait. Neither this was enough for the lascivious king of R'n'B /soul/funk to step into the spotlight again. Just in the second half of the 1990s, with the great effort of his fans – famous musiciansJon Spencer, Dan Kroh and Mick Collins, Аndrе returned to studio in 1998 and recorded his definitively come-back album Silky. Andre became the new garage generation hero, and upon the release of his next album The Black Godfather (2000) he started with live performances. At the time he performed on tours with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Countdowns, and Cheater Slicks. For Pravda Records label he released his new album Aphrodisiac (2006) featuring great Diplomats of Solid Sound. In the year2008 there was another milestone in his life – he made Can You Deal with It and a documentary about his life and career Agile Mobile & Hostile – A Year with Andre Williams also appeared. At the beginning of 2010 Williams published his first novel – Sweets, and only a few months later he made his new album That’s All I Need.
 





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CLOSING AND AWARDS CEREMONY - KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH BERNAL AND NARANJA
DAY SEVEN - KUSTENDORF 2011
GRAFFITI MURAL BY RUSSIAN ARTISTS BOLTY-F-TOMATE
THREE QUESTIONS FOR GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
WORKSHOP WITH EMIR KUSTURICA
CONCERT FARMERS MARKET
DAY SIX - KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH NIKITA MIKHALKOV
DAY FIVE - KUSTENDORF 2011 PARTY
CONCERT ANDRE WILLIAMS
WORKSHOP WITH HREBEJK AND JACHOVSKY
BERNAL AND NARANJA ARRIVE TO KUSTENDORF 2011
WORKSHOP WITH BORIS MITIC
NIKITA MIKHALKOV ARRIVES TO KUSTENDORF 2011
CONCERT MANOUCHKA ORKESTAR
DAY FOUR - KUSTENDORF 2011
CONCERT NGOMA AFRICA BAND
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DAY ONE - KUSTENDORF 2011
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OPENING CEREMONY - KUSTENDORF 2011
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