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Harlem Cultural Festival (Sexy Music After Dark #19)
July 2, 2021
August 1969 was when Woodstock took place. It was a huge and very well-known music event. However, there was another very large music event that started July 29, 1969 and went through the end of August 1969. It happened each Sunday (except the 4th of July weekend) and happened about 100 miles southeast of Woodstock, in Harlem, New York But, it wasn’t nearly as well-known…. although that may be about to change. A documentary is being released July 2nd, 2021 in theaters and streaming, titled Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), a feature documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival. It is the directorial debut of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, of the band The Roots and the former leader of The Night Show band. On this show, I’ll give you a sneak peak of the line up of the artists from the festival and the sort of music they play. We’ll share some details about the festival. I’ll also share some videos of this artists, not from the documentary – I wish I had those to share, on I’ll also share some additional article and interview links that I found and some previews from the documentary. (I cannot archive the music for copyright reasons, but all videos of the music will be shared on the Facebook page shared above so the songs can be heard and most have performances by the artists.) The content that I shared during the show is contained here and I left 10 second spots where the songs were played. Videos of all the songs are posted here I also posted some additional images and additional links for things I found interesting.
Show premieres Thursday July 1, 2021 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

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Trailer for Summer of Soul 

Interview with the Director – “Questlove” Thompson – 

This is the original line-up for the Harlem Cultural Festival and I will feature a number of these artists on this show.


June 29:
Abbey Lincoln
Edwin Hawkins Singer
George Kerby
Max Roach
Sly & the Family Stone

July 13:
Mahalia Jackson
Staple Singers
Herman Stevens & The Voices of Faith
Reverend Jesse Jackson & the Operation Breadbasket Band

July 20:
Stevie Wonder
David Ruffin
Chuck Jackson
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Lou Parks Dancers

July 27:
Mongo Santamaria
Ray Barretto
Cal Tjader
Herbie Mann
Harlem Festival Calypso Band

August 17:
Nina Simone
BB King
Hugh Masakela
Harlem Festival Jazz Band

August 24:
La Rocque Bey & Co.
Listen My Brothers & Co