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A soulful expression of the Black Experience! To mark the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots and the Watts Summer Festival that followed, Stax Records partnered with the community to present a large scale “Black Woodstock” concert & culture celebration at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. An incredible document of the era, Wattstax features transcendent musical highlights from the event interspersed with footage of the Watts neighborhood, socio-political interviews, and side-splitting commentary by Richard Pryor. With performances by Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Luther Ingram, Johnnie Taylor, The Emotions, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Albert King, and more!
- Mel Stuart
- Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Luther Ingram, Johnnie Taylor, The Emotions, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Albert King, Richard Pryor
- Running Time
- 103 minutes
The greatest musical festival that you have never seen! In 1974, Hugh Masekela and famed record producer Stewart Levine assembled some of the most electrifying African and African-American acts for the Zaire 74 three-day music festival in Kinshasha to accompany the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The bout was delayed but the festival carried on. The acclaimed documentary Soul Power covers the live entertainment highlights, as well as extensive behind-the-scenes footage of the performers, promoters, and organizers. Featuring the music of James Brown and the J.B.’s, Bill Withers, B.B. King, The Spinners, Miriam Makeba, the Fania All Stars featuring Celia Cruz, and more!
- Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte
- James Brown and the J.B.'s, Muhammad Ali, The Spinners, Miriam Makeba, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz and the Fania All Stars, Franco, Tabu Ley, Big Black, The Crusaders, Don King, Stewart Levine, Lloyd Price
- Running Time
- 92 minutes