Soul Science Lab
Creating Make a Joyful Noize
documentary screening and talkback
This virtual screening is a collaboration between Soul Science Lab and the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. The screening will be followed immediately by a question-and-answer session featuring film creators Chen Lo and Asante Amin. Center for the Performing Arts Director Sita Frederick will moderate the session.
Creating Make A Joyful Noize is a mini-documentary that blends music, spoken word interviews, and dance to capture the visceral, contagious, and unapologetic energy of Black joy. It travels from Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Accra, Ghana, to present the majesty of Black joy as a healing force for transformation.
Musicians Lo and Amin, the creative duo behind Soul Science Lab, will lead viewers on a journey of spirit, pain, resistance, and self-discovery as they provide an all-access look into the creation of their forthcoming visual album Make a Joyful Noize.
Carnegie Hall commissioned the film as part of its 125 Commission Project. It is one component of Soul Science Lab’s forthcoming visual album.
Soul Science Lab is scheduled to perform Make a Joyful Noize in concert March 23, 2023, at Eisenhower Auditorium.