Film Screening: Soul to Soul

Thursday, February 16: 7 p.m. -

In celebration of Black History Month, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will present a special film series, “Double Exposure: African American Music on Film,” which will highlight the central role of African Americans in the history of rock and roll.

Soul to Soul (1971)
Runtime: 96 minutes

On March 6, 1971, some of the greatest artists in the history of popular music traveled from the United States of America to Ghana, West Africa, to take part in a 14-hour musical celebration entitled “Soul to Soul.” Over 100,000 enthusiastic locals gathered to witness this unique exchange of cultures between two continents. This award-winning film, newly remastered and restored from the original 35 mm negative by the GRAMMY Foundation, combines classic concert performances with scenes of the artists getting in touch with their roots. Performers include Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, The Staple Singers, and Santana.

Film producer David Peck and Rob Bowman, Director of York University’s Graduate Program in Ethnomusicology and author of the film’s liner notes, will discuss the film and its impact after the screening.

This event is free with a reservation.  Please email or call the Education Department at 216.515.8426.