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Soul power [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics ; DASFilms Ltd. presents ; an Antidote Films production of ; a film by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte ; produced and directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte ; produced by David Sonenberg, Leon Gast.

Levy-Hinte, Jeff. (Director). Sonenberg, David. (Producer). Gast, Leon. (Producer). Luombo, Franco. (Performer, Interviewee). Withers, Bill, 1938- (Performer, Interviewee). Makeba, Miriam. (Performer, Interviewee). King, B. B. (Performer, Interviewee). Cruz, Celia. (Performer, Interviewee). Big Black, 1934- (Performer, Interviewee). Tabu Ley Rochereau,-2013. (Performer, Interviewee). Brown, James, 1933-2006 (Performer, Interviewee). Ali, Muhammad, 1942- (Interviewee). Foreman, George, 1949- (Interviewee). Smith, David A. 1974- (Film editor). Goldsmith, Paul. (Cinematographer). Spinners (Musical group : U.S.) (Performer, Interviewee). OK Jazz (Musical group) (Performer, Interviewee). Pembe Dance Troupe. (Performer, Interviewee). Crusaders (Musical group) (Performer, Interviewee). Fania All Stars. (Performer, Interviewee). Orchestre Afrisa international. (Performer, Interviewee). Mighty J.B.'s (Musical group) (Performer, Interviewee). Zaire '74 (1974 : Kinshasa, Congo) (Added Author). Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) (Added Author). DASFilms (Firm) (Added Author). Antidote Films (Firm) (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library Annex DVD (Box 16) 37684001082572 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1435974662
  • ISBN: 9781435974661
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2008.
Special features: Commentary with director Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and music/festival producer Stewart Levine; Deleted scenes (43 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Previews.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by David Smith ; cinematographers, Paul Goldsmith ... [et al.].
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring performances by: The Spinners, O.K. Jazz featuring Franco, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, B.B. King, Pembe Dance Troupe, The Crusaders, Fania All Stars featuring Celia Cruz, Big Black, Arisa featuring Tabu Ley, James Brown, The Mighty J.B.'s.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG-13; for some thematic elements and brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional French subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Zaire '74 (1974 : Kinshasa, Congo)
Music festivals > Congo (Democratic Republic) > Kinshasa.
Soul music.
Popular music > United States > 1971-1980.
Popular music > Africa > 1971-1980.
Kinshasa (Congo) > Description and travel.
Genre: Concert films.
Filmed performances.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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