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Summer of Soul: OMN National Editor Art Levine on the best music documentary ever / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 302

By TOM D'ANTONI // A music documentary that makes you cry? Questlove's "Summer of Soul" is the perfect blend of music and context. Listen to Art Levine and Tom talk about it.

For a lot of people, the top musical experience of 2021 has been the new documentary by Questlove called Summer of Soul, built around a series of concerts in Harlem, New York City in 1969.

I say built around because it adds political and cultural context to the music.

The music is Soul, Funk R&B, Blues, Gospel, Latin and African, the panoply of Black music at the time. I say Black because the movie puts the music in context with the emerging Black consciousness.

It is a deeply emotional experience. Bring klneenex.

To talk about it, joining me from Washington DC is OMN National editor, author and investigative reporter Art Levine.

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