Editor’s Choice: Memoirs of a Hip ‘Ole Black Man

September 30


Vinx De'Jon Parrette, better known by his stage name Vinx, is a resolutely multi-talented artist who takes turns in singer, drummer, songwriter and athlete hats. On the last day of September, at 21:00 (CEST), Stingray DJAZZ invites you to discover its history. Memoirs of a Hip'Ole Black Man offers a glimpse into his life and career, marked by the need to work hard, stay focused and maintain confidence in his own abilities. Accompanied by his djembe and his warm tone, Vinx is a talented musician who has already collaborated with musicians like Sting and Cassandra Wilson.

Sunday, September 30 at 21:00 CEST | Memoirs of a Hip ‘Ole Black Man (premiere)

His hands move with the speed of light, and his warm voice caresses his listeners’ hearts and minds. He’s a true artist, passionate for his art: Vinx De'Jon Parrette. During his lectures and workshops at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Vinx often asks his students: “What do you do better than anyone else?” Of course, the best answer is: “I’m best at being me”. As a musician, songwriter, athlete and professor, Vinx has always fought to remain true to his own version. The multi-talent says that he built his career on his never-failing commitment. The film ‘Memoirs of a Hip ‘Ole Black Man’ offers us an insight in the life and career of Vinx De'Jon Parrette. It teaches us a lesson about perseverance, humility, hard work, focus, and the importance to be loyal to yourself by choosing your own, personal path through life.