From America to Africa
Collection Contents: 1 Film, 3 Stories, 1 Playlist
Soul to Soul

In March 1971, dozens of African-American musicians travelled from NYC to Ghana to perform at the Soul to Soul concert. Ultimately, the journey was about their personal roots, ancestral homeland and history. Featuring Wilson Pickett, Staple Singers, Ike & Tina Turner and more, this documentary captures the story of Black American souls connecting with Black West African souls through musi

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Held to celebrate Ghana’s independence and showcase Western soul, gospel, rock and jazz by the likes of Wilson Pickett, the Staple Singers, Santana and more, Africa’s Soul to Soul festival transcends music by impacting its performers and audience in profound ways. The effects ripple across the artists’ senses of identity, place and purpose.

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