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Summer of Soul 2021.jpgSummer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a documentary film directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The documentary examines the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem and lasted for six weeks. Despite having a large attendance and performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Blinky Williams, Sly and the Family Stone, and The Chambers Brothers, the festival was seen as obscure in pop culture, something that the documentarians investigate. This six-day Cultural Festival was historical and is unforgettable. This post is being brought to you, compliments of Wikipedia.

At the request of the festival organizer and host Tony Lawrence, television producer Hal Tulchin recorded about forty hours of footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival on videotape, excerpts from which were originally broadcast on two…

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