‘Summer of Soul’ blesses screens for the first time with an African American star-studded Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969 in Harlem, New York, United States.
The director of the project, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson was initially overwhelmed by the thought of taking on the task of putting together such a culturally groundbreaking moment in history.
"In 2017 I'm approached about this so-called mythical first of all that happened in 69 with Sly and Nina and Stevie and Mavis and B.B. and these comedians and gospel acts, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria and Olatunji and Hugh Masekela.
"And just to hear the names. I was overwhelmed and I'm like, wait a minute yo, like. I know everything about music and how come...