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Summer of Soul's forgotten revolution is revealed on Disney +


The same summer as Woodstock, six concert weekends dazzled Harlem. A mobilization unfairly erased from memories.

What does collective memory hold? Sometimes just a few rolls of film and their looping on the small screen. Symbol of "flower power" and hippies, Woodstock has made history for having seen one after another on stage, four days in August 1969, in front of 50,000 festival-goers, legends such as Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. At the same time, six weekends of concerts were held in Harlem, where BB King, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder and other icons of African-American music paraded. 300,000 people walked on the lawn of Marcus Garvey Park in New York. A moment of joy and mobilization of the forgotten black community that resuscitates

Summer of Soul (or when the revolution could not be televised).

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Directed by DJ and music journalist Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, this immersive documentary, visible on Disney +, left Sundance with the grand prize of the jury and the public.

Never shown in retrospectives, this Harlem Cultural

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Source: lefigaro

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