Africa was all over the place for a special premiere showing of "Black Panther." (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

The beat of African drums performed by Kindred Spirit and African cuisine prepared by two of Memphis’ premiere chefs was part of a premiere showing of “Black Panther” at the Malco Cordova Cinema Thursday evening.

The Redwing Group coordinated the rich cultural experience, along with others sponsors, including state Rep. Karen Camper, Horne & Wells and Better Body Memphis.

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Meanwhile, here are photojournalist Tyrone P. Easley’s images from the evening: