Feeling This Friday: Summer of Soul

If you haven’t checked out the new Questlove Jawn Summer of Soul, we’re here to tell you that you should. We saw it a few weeks back and to be perfectly honest, his first foray into documentary film making was spot on. Shot in the Summer of 1969 with film taken from the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival (recorded and then shelved for 50 years) that celebrated African American music and culture, and also promoted Black pride and unity, is a delightful look into what some called the Black Woodstock. Featuring footage from everyone from The Staple Singers to Ray Barretto to Sly and the Family Stone to Hugh Masekela to The Chambers Brothers, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The 5th Dimension, plus an incredible performance by Nina Simone among others, this is something to revisit again and again. If you haven’t seen this already classic, we’re feeling it this Friday and you should too. You can get the large format in theaters, but it’s also streaming on Hulu. Check the trailer below. Finally, the revolution is televised!

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