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Adventurers In The Diaspora to screen 'Soul To Soul', June 1



The Adventurers In The Diaspora (AiD) series will hold its fourth event  in 2012 with the screening of the documentary ‘Soul To Soul’ at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra on Friday June 1 at 7:30pm. Soul to Soul was a concert held in Accra, Ghana on March 6, 1971 by an array of American R&B, soul, rock, and jazz musicians including Wilson Pickett, Ike & Tina Turner, Les McCann and Eddie Harris, the Staple Singers, Santana, Roberta Flack, Guy Warren, Damas Choir, Charlotte Dada, Kwa Mensah, the Aleints and the Anansekromian Zounds. A 1971 documentary film recording the concert was released and shaped a transcontinental generation. The film was restored and debuted again in February 2004 at an event in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is only appropriate that the film gets its re-debut at the National Museum of Ghana. What effect did this seminal event have on the history of music in Ghana? How was the post independence highlife music scene influenced by this cross cultural phenomenon that defined our connections with the diaspora for the next decades? The film will begin at 8:30pm and run for 96 minutes.  The film screening will be preceded by an AiD style discussion featuring panelists from the Ghanaian music industry including: Nana Danso Abiam, composer; Ben Brako, musician; and Pat Thomas, musician.  ]]>

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