This album is released to coincide with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power now on at Tate Modern, London in 2017.
The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.
Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of ‘conscious’ black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets.
The Soul of a Nation exhibition draws on the links between Black art forms – art, music, poetry - and how they came together during the civil rights and black power era as part of the wider black arts movement across the United States.
1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
4. Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X
5. Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs 6. Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
7. Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
8. David McKnight – Strong Men
9. Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus 1
0. Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
11. Doug Carn – Suratal Ihklas
12. Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Is It Too Late ?
13. Carlos Garnett – Mother Of The Future
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