(...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
During the same summer that Woodstock took place, a host of notable African-American musicians entertained 300,000 people at the Harlem Cultural Festival just 100 miles away. The entertainers included Nina SImone, B.B. King, Sly and the Family Stone, the 5th Dimension, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, and Gladys Night and the Pips, to name just a few. Working largely from footage that was shot over 50 years ago—but never seen until now—Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson takes us on a cultural, political, and musical journey back to 1969. A joyous and important story that was almost lost to history.
The festival thanks its generous sponsors. Major sponsorship provided by the Department of Humanities, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Sciences and Arts, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
All events are free and open to the public. They will be held in Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus. Please see the Festival Admission page for information about how to get in.
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For more information about the festival, including how to become a festival sponsor or volunteer, please contact Erin Smith at email@example.com.
Visit the Archives to see festival programs from years past.
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.