A group of musicians were working out the kinks to the tune "Freddy's Dead" from the 1972 Blaxploitation film "Super Fly" Tuesday at the musician's union in Hollywood.
"Freddie's Dead" is one of many songs that will be included in a concert titled "The Academy Celebrates The Black Movie Soundtrack" Wednesday at the Hollywood Bowl. Performers include Public Enemy, En Vogue, and Princess — a Prince cover band helmed by none other than comedian Maya Rudolph.
The program was put together by Grammy-winning musician Marcus Miller and producer and director Reginald Hudlin, whose credits include "Django Unchained," "The Boondocks" and "The Bernie Mac Show."
In addition to performing a series of songs from black films, there will also be a visual element in the form of video clips from various movies.
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