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Music Movie Monday: Summer of Soul - Questlove

Music Movie Monday: Summer of Soul - Questlove

Mon 29 Apr 2024
Price
€5.00 / Presale (-26y)
€6.00 / Presale
Timetable
19:30 / Doors
20:00 / Start
TBA /
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Three Mondays in a row, our team carefully selected three documentaries that present unique angles on stories about music. 

One looks into the personal story of a band within the setting of a live concert, another shows courageous attempts to break down (musical) barriers, and a third sheds light on an almost forgotten historical festival that has been captured in a mesmerizing docu. This Music Movie Monday is curated by Bjorne Baeten, Gijs Ieven & Eline Vancraeyveldt. 
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Gijs Even - Coordination at PILAR
Gijs Even - Coordination at PILAR
"Why have we never heard about this before? That is the question you constantly ask yourself when watching this fantastic docupic about the best kept secret festival of the sixties. While all the attention is on Woodstock in the summer of 1969, barely 150 away in Harlem, New York an even more impressive festival is being organised. Where the boys and girls in Woodstock call it a day after three days, in Harlem they go on for six weeks.

The festival is beautifully filmed, but there is no budget to turn it into a film afterwards. Musician and director Questlove dived into the countless hours of footage and Summer of Soul is the fantastic result. A colourful, political and musical portrait of a festival you would have wanted to be at from start to finish. With music by legends such as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and many more!”


Summer of Soul - Questlove

"Summer of Soul" is a breathtaking documentary about the forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival, also known as 'Black Woodstock.' There's a good chance you're familiar with the legendary Woodstock festival, but you might not have heard of the Harlem Cultural Festival. What a shame! This historical event took place in the same summer of 1969 in Mount Morris Park, less than 160 kilometers from Woodstock. The festival comprised a series of six free concerts and attracted over 300,000 attendees. 

Iconic musicians such as B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, and a very young Stevie Wonder performed here as well. Surprisingly, no one wanted the recordings, not even under the label 'Black Woodstock.' Consequently, over forty hours of legendary and vibrant material ended up in the basement of one of the organizers.
Price
€5.00 / Presale (-26y)
€6.00 / Presale
Timetable
19:30 / Doors
20:00 / Start
TBA /
No Facebook event
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