El nuevo disco de Soul Jazz Records "Soul of a Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power" muestra cómo los ideales del movimiento por los derechos civiles, el poder negro y el nacionalismo negro influyeron en la evolución de la música afroamericana radical en los Estados Unidos de América en el período intensamente político y revolucionario a finales de los años sesenta tras los asesinatos de Malcolm X, Martin Luther King y el surgimiento del movimiento Black Panther.

Con la participación de artistas como Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneses of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin y muchos otros, Soul of A Nation muestra cómo los temas políticos llevaron al surgimiento del negro "consciente" La música como nuevos estilos afro-céntricos combinó el radicalismo y la espiritualidad musicales de John Coltrane y la música de jazz radical de vanguardia junto con el funk y el alma intensos de James Brown y Aretha Franklin y la poesía urbana y el proto-rap de las calles.



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 in double gatefold vinyl with full colour inners + bonus download code and includes full sleeve-notes/photography.


A1 Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
A2 Mandingo Griot Society With Don Cherry - Sounds From The Bush
A3 Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Red, Black And Green
A4 Philip Cohran And The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - Malcolm X

B1 Sarah Webster Fabio - Sweet Songs
B2 Phil Ranelin - Vibes From The Tribe
B3 Horace Tapscott With The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Desert Fairy Princess

C1 David Mcknight - Strong Men
C2 Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
C3 Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms

D1 Doug Carn - Suratal Ihklas
D2 Duke Edwards And The Young Ones - Is It Too Late
D3 Carlos Garnett - Mother Of The Future

VARIOS 2xLP Soul Of A Nation (Afro-Centric Visions In The Age of Black Power)

39,90 € Precio
29,90 €Precio de oferta

Label: Soul Jazz Records ‎– SJR LP393

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Country: UK

Released: 11 Jul 2017


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