A Movement of Community, Inclusion & Creative Collaboration
This movement began humbly as the vision of musician and filmmaker Martin Shore. Take Me To The River’ is an award-winning full-length documentary film directed and produced by Martin Shore. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording an historic new album. ‘Take Me to The River’ features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.
Within a record 3 years, the movement has expanded to include an Educational Initiative, a national tour and plans to tell stories of more cities, their rich musical histories and global impact.
The ‘Take Me To The River’ Education Initiative seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of history, culture, and the meaning of intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration. Through the program we bring the film directly to schools and share a screening, master classes, Q&A sessions and more, interacting directly with students, teachers and the community to bring history to life and foster a deeper understanding and respect for all cultures, genders and generations.