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Questlove To Direct ‘Black Woodstock’ About The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival

by Tim Cashmere on December 3, 2019

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Questlove is directing a documentary called Black Woodstock on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

The festival featured performances from Sly and the Family Stone Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King and The Staples Singers to name a few.

“I am truly excited to help bring the passion, the story and the music of the Harlem Cultural Festival to audiences around the world,” Questlove said in a statement. “The performances are extraordinary. I was stunned when I saw the lost footage for the first time.”

The Harlem Cultural Festival was a series of concerts that took place over the summer of 1969 in Harlem, New York.

The footage comes courtesy of filmmaker Hal Tulchin, who passed away in 2017 at age 90. Tulchin filmed the whole series.

It’s incredible to look at 50 years of history that’s never been told,” Questlove added. “And I’m eager and humbled to tell that story.”

The film is still in production and a release date is yet to be announced.

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