"Soul Power" Kinshasa Zaire 1974(feat. Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, The Spinners & More...
SOUL POWER is a 1974 documentary/concert/heavyweight title fight promoted by the infamous Don King and stationed in Kinshasa, Zaire. The musical element was put together by famous African Trumpeter HUGH MASEKELA and record producer STEWART LEVINE. Both men wanted to put together a music festival centered around the Ali Foreman fight that used Native African and Black American performers. James Brown, Bill Withers, The Spinners, Mariam Makeba, B.B. King, The Fania All-Stars and the Crusaders all performed at this three day event. Footage from this concert was used to make WHEN WE WERE KINGS, a film documenting the Ali Foreman fight that was released in 1996.
Enjoy the RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE and some great music! Read the liner notes found on the YouTube link for more in-depth information about this awesome event.