Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: July 10, 2009
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 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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Runtime: 93 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language.
Production: Antidote Films (I)
Genres: Music, Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
Director Credit
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte Director
Principal Cast Credit
Don King Himself
James Brown Himself
Muhammad Ali Himself
Cast Credit
B.B. King Himself
Bill Withers Himself
Celia Cruz Herself
Miriam Makeba Herself
The Spinners Themselves
Producer Credit
David Sonenberg Producer
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte Producer
Leon Gast Producer