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  • Summary: In 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12-hour, three-night long concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The dream-child of Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine, this music
    festival became a reality when they
    In 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time came together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12-hour, three-night long concert held in Kinshasa, Zaire. The dream-child of Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine, this music
    festival became a reality when they convinced boxing promoter Don King to combine the event with “The Rumble in the Jungle,” the epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, previously chronicled in the Academy Award-winning documentary When We Were Kings. (Sony Classics)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Dan DeLuca
    100
    Explosively exciting film.
  2. A vibrant and joyous new documentary.
  3. Soul Power is both a funk-tastic time capsule and a timeless celebration of the human spirit.
  4. 75
    It's best seen as a breezy entertainment and a reminder of how potent some of these performers -- many of whom are dead -- were in their primes.
  5. 75
    The idea is to share with us that this show happened. But gluttons for these artists and for music festivals in general might wonder, as I have, whether there's any way the filmmakers might share more of the remaining 123 1/2 hours.
  6. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    70
    Takes too long to get to the meat of its matter, but captivates once it does.
  7. As the record of a cultural event, Soul Power is a hit-and-miss affair.

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