"When We Were Kings" was a great film with soul and spirit explaining how this music festival and a world boxing match with Ali wound up in Zaire in 1974. I was hungry for more.
This short film just has 20 minutes of music and a lot of boring pointless dialog. Leon Gast had been hired to do the rockumentary of the festival so presumably the whole thing is on film. Most of the performances must still be on filmstock in Gast's apartment. This film is a disgrace and feels like the leftovers from "When We Were Kings"
Pros: Anytime James Brown or Muhammad Ali is on screen the world lights up. Miriam Makeba is awesome!
Cons: Only one song by Bill Withers. Only one song by BB King. Only one song by Miriam Makeba.
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