Soul Power

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Soul Power
In 1974 the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Southern Africa for a 12-hour, three-night concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The music festival became a reality when Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine convinced boxing promoter Don King to combine the event with the 'Rumble in the Jungle,' the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.


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The 1974 concert in Kinshasa, Zaire that accompanied the Rumble in the Jungle featured James Brown, Bill Withers, Sister Sledge and more.

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Sep 18, 2014
  • WalterHughes rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is worth it for the few songs by the Godfather of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown, at the peak of his powers. You can see that he is admired by all. Yet he seems to take it in his stride and acts humbly, knowing that his gift is music, and apart from that, he acts with humility.

Jul 29, 2014
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great film, with lots of back stage footage. I enjoyed seeing Muhammad Ali the way he used to be, and all the music acts were really on top of their game. "The Click Song" was fantastic.

In 1974, I was hired during the festival as a security guard. My friend and I were graduated from High School (college Elikya) in Kinshasa. We were unemployed, waiting to start at the University when one of our fiend told us the Organisers of the festival were hiring students.We spent the 3 night of the festival on the stage, just behind the musicians. We spent time with some of the celebrities such as Hugh Masekela, James brown, Miriam Makeba, Manu Dibangu, Celia Cruz etc. it was incredible.


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