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Questlove’s ‘Summer Of Soul’ Revives The Memory Of A Major 1969 Music Festival : NPR

The Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 in the documentary Summer of Soul.

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The Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 in the documentary Summer of Soul.

Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios

From the funky, opening groove of the film’s first song, Stevie Wonder’s slinky jam on the Isley’s Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing,” it is obvious the new documentary Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) will be packed with little-seen, landmark live performances.

But watch a little longer, as Wonder sits behind a drumkit to whip off

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