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Documentary

Documentary - History

United States 2009 | 93 Min

Soul Power

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Subtitles in Dutch French

Genre

Documentary History

Subjects

soul boxing zaire congo kinshasa the rumble in the jungle black power

Language

English

Story

Soul Power is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jeff Levy-Hinte about the Zaire 74 music festival in Kinshasa which accompanied the Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in October 1974.[1] The film was made from archival footage; other footage shot at the time focusing on the fight was edited to form the film When We Were Kings.[1] Performers in the film include James Brown ("Soul Power"), The Spinners ("One of a Kind"), OK Jazz featuring Franco, Bill Withers ("Hope She'll Be Happier"), Miriam Makeba ("Qongqothwane" a.k.a. "The Click Song"), B.B. King ("The Thrill Is Gone"), Pembe Dance Troupe, The Crusaders ("Put It Where You Want It"), Fania All-Stars featuring Celia Cruz, Danny "Big Black" Rey, Afrisa featuring Tabu Ley Rochereau, The J.B.'s ("Cold Sweat") and Manu Dibango.[1]

Director

Jeff Levy-Hinte

Writer

Cast

Mohammed Ali
James Brown

Producers

Leon Gast, David Sonenberg, Jeff Levy-Hinte

Cinematographer

Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Young

Production Designer

Editors

David A. Smith

Composer

David Smith

Musicians

James Brown, Celia Cruz, B.B. King, Sister Sledge, The Spinners, Miriam Makeba