Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerUnderground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964-79

Soul Jazz Records
Preview
  • 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
  • 10. 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

This album is released this week to coincide with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation  - Art in the Age of Black Power now on at Tate Modern, London until Oct 2017.

For more information on the TATE MODERN exhibition go here

Watch Channel 4 news piece here

Read Guardian feature here

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. 

Iconic African-Amercian revolutionary figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, John Coltrane, Muhammad Ali all appear in the radical artworks of Barkley L. Hendricks, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar.

Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) will appear with the curators on the panel of Jazz for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power discussion at the gallery as part of the show. You can book a ticket for this event here

The Soul of a Nation album comes with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography in a large 36-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Double gatefold vinyl album edition comes with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.

Read More Reviews of the Soul of A Nation Exhibition:

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Disco 2A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80Soul Jazz Records
This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977...
Studio One SupremeMaximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall SoundsSoul Jazz Records
By the 1970s Studio One and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd had already proved himself to be the defining force in Reggae for almost two decades. From running...
Studio One Rocksteady Volume 2 : Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae at Studio OneThe Soul of Young JamaicaSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the mighty vaults of Clement Dodd’s Studio One steps once more into the fertile musical environment of Jamaican...
Congo Revolution Box SetAfrica Latin, Jazz and Funk: Sounds From The Two Congos (1957-73)Soul Jazz Records
This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing seven-inch box set which brings together a stunning five-single/ ten track selection...
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