Offers a vivid glimpse of a fascinating moment in musical history, racial politics and global pop culture.

— A.O. Scott, New York Times

Soul Power

Film • Nov 18

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This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with Drip (records).

Director: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte

Occurring alongside the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the Zaire ‘74 concert united R&B legends James Brown, BB King and Bill Withers with renowned African musicians including Miriam Makemba and Afrisa. Edited from over 125 hours of footage shot in Zaire in 1974, this verité documentary captures the festival in all of its glory and features outstanding musical performances alongside powerful condemnations of global racism.

2008. USA. 92 min. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language.