December 2, 2021

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Jose Fresan

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The Summer of Soul

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Have you ever heard of “Black Woodstock”? You probably haven’t, since the video recording of it sat in a basement for 50 years. A new amazing documentary titled: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) unearths this footage and brings back the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival …

Have you ever heard of “Black Woodstock”? You probably haven’t, since the video recording of it sat in a basement for 50 years. A new amazing documentary titled: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) unearths this footage and brings back the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969.

This new film tells the story of how in the summer of 1969 Tony Lawrence and Hal Tulchin managed to gather some of the mavericks like Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and Family Stone, Ray Barretto, Olatunji, Hugh Masekela, Edwin Hawkins Singers, BB King, among many others, for a magnificent festival in Mount Morris Park, in Harlem.

The documentary is directed by Questlove, who is best known as the drummer for The Roots, currently the house band on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show. You can watch the trailer below.