Soul of a Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk and the Roots of Rap in the Black Power Era 1969-75
Cat no. SJRLP423
Soul Jazz Records new release Soul of a Nation: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher is a powerful collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap made in the era of Black Power (1969-75). This is the second Soul of a Nation album featuring ground-breaking African-American artists exploring new Afro-Centric poly-rhythmical styles of music alongside Black Power and civil-rights inspired notions of self-definition, self-respect and self-empowerment in their own lives. It features Baby Huey, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Funkadelic, Oneness of Ju Ju, Don cherry, Gil Scott-Heron etc.