Soul of a Nation CD

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Soul Jazz Records new release Soul of a Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power is released in conjunction with a major worldwide art exhibition, Soul of A Nation: Art in The Age of Black Power.

The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of new forms of African-American music in the United States of America in the intensely political and revolutionary period at the end of the 1960s following the assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the rise of the Black Panther party.

 1. Gil Scott - Heron
  2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry - Sounds From The Bush (3.53)
  3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Red, Black and Green (4.39)
  4. Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - Malcolm X (5.15)
  5. Sarah Webster Fabio - Sweet Songs (5.06)
  6. Phil Ranelin - Vibes From The Tribe (3.48)
  7. Horace Tapscott w/Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Desert Fairy Princess 
  8. David McKnight - Strong Men (4.54)
  9. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus (5.05)
  10. Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms (6.45)
  11. Doug Carn - Suratal Ihklas (5.41)
  12. Duke Edwards and The Young Ones - Is It Too Late? (9.57)
  13. Carlos Garnett - Mother Of the Future (7.38)


Featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin and many others, Soul of A Nation shows how political themes led to the rise of conscious black music as new afro-centric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets. 

Run Time 71:15 mins.


  • Item #CD-SOJR-393