Questlove will direct Black Woodstock, a brand new documentary in regards to the Harlem Cultural Pageant. The 1969 competition featured performances by Nina Simone, Stevie Surprise, Sly and the Household Stone, the Staples Singers, and extra. The movie, which is at present in manufacturing, will characteristic beforehand unreleased footage shot by the late Hal Tulchin.
“I’m really excited to assist carry the eagerness, the story and the music of the Harlem Cultural Pageant to audiences all over the world,” Questlove mentioned in a press launch. “The performances are extraordinary. I used to be shocked after I noticed the misplaced footage for the primary time. It’s unimaginable to take a look at 50 years of historical past that’s by no means been advised, and I’m keen and humbled to inform that story.”
The movie marks Questlove’s directorial debut. This 12 months he’s introduced a signature line of vegetarian cheesesteaks, a brand new ebook, and a musical primarily based on “Soul Prepare.”.