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Soul Power (2008)

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A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.

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A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.

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The greatest music festival that you have never seen. See more »

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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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10 June 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Сила духа  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$23,893, 12 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,813, 15 November 2009
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The festival took part in September 22-24, 1974. See more »

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References When We Were Kings (1996) See more »

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I'll Never Let You Break My Heart Again
Written by Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbitt, Reggie Bryan
Performed by "Sweet" Charles Sherrell, and the J.B.'s
Under license from Unichappell Music, Inc.
on behalf of Dynatone Publishing Co. (BMI)
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THE Concert Film Event Of The Year
3 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Jeffrey Levy-Hinte's film 'Soul Power'is a remarkable concert documentary that was filmed in Zaire in 1974,as part of the Muhammad Ali/George Forman fight,known as The Rumble In The Jungle. This was a 12 hour,three night festival of musical talent from various parts of Africa,as well as the United States. The film begins with footage of the preparations for the concert,and the red tape and b.s. that goes along with putting on a concert of grand scale. Once the music begins,it's no holds barred. The musical talent includes,James Brown,The Crusaders,Miriam Makeba,B.B. King,The Fania All Stars (with the late,great Celia Cruz), The Spinners,and a host of others. Interview footage of Muhammad Ali, Don King,and others representing the boxing match also figures as a foot note (for further details,check out Leon Gast's 'Once We Were King',which Levy-Hinte edited),about the actual match itself). The music will have you stomping holes in the floor of the cinema that is screening it. Rated PG-13 by the MPAA,this films contains a rude word or two,and some mature thematic elements


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