One of the most sensational, multi-faceted musical shows on Netflix, The Get Down is nothing short of Shaolin Fantastic. Woven with graffiti, dance, beats and rhymes, the South Bronx is a story told from the inside out and inspires audiences across the spectrum. From duality to unity, empowerment in rebellion, repression within oppression, The Get Down ironically is church. It preaches a side of the American dream through rare insights, an expanse of genres that harmonize eclectically to form one living, breathing story of the people, by the people. Each character is an instrument, of spoken word, in song, through negotiations and musical vibrations, a metaphor within a metaphor, wrapped up in drama, dance, raw substance and flashy fun.
There’s something for everyone in this beautifully written record of pure musical history that inevitably, gracefully lands in the conclusion that “only from exile can we come home.”
And what better, more American way to pass these stories along, than to come home to items straight off the set of The Get Down?