The primary-ever Harlem Competition of Tradition has been introduced right this moment. The occasion was impressed by the documentary “Summer time of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution May Not Be Televised)” by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson which debuted on the Sundance movie pageant final 12 months. The documentary particulars the Harlem Cultural Competition of 1969, a second that historical past has overwhelmingly forgotten.
The brand new, reimagined pageant is about for the summer season of 2023 in Marcus Garvey Park, the location of the pageant again in 1969. The pageant will encompass dwell leisure together with social and financial growth applications. The out of doors music pageant is about to be a multi-day occasion, particular dates are but to be launched.
The pageant is based by Musa Jackson, Editor-in-Chief of Ambassador Digital Journal who appeared in Questlove’s movie recounting the occasions of the pageant he attended at 5 years previous. Jackson will lead the occasion’s planning alongside Nikoa Evans and Yvonne McNair.
“Being rooted, watered, and grown on this village of Harlem, I consider HFC is our second to indicate the world the vibrancy of right this moment’s Harlem—the music, the meals, the look, all of it!” Jackson mentioned.
To construct up the pageant within the many months earlier than it arrives in 2023, the organizers will placed on a lot of occasions in New York Metropolis together with “A Harlem Jones” open mic night time on the Museum of the Metropolis of New York on April 15. There may even be a particular screening of “Summer time of Soul” with solid members and dwell concert events.
The Summer time of Soul documentary has received a number of awards, together with Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, Finest Documentary on the 2022 Impartial Spirit Awards, Finest Documentary on the 2022 Oscars, and Finest Music Movie on the Grammys.