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Willy and Lester discuss The Summer of Soul documentary that won Questlove an Oscar

April 7, 2022

On the "Don't Worry Be Happy" hour, Yolanda speaks for 10 minutes with ventriloquist Willy and his cohort Lester, about appearing in Questlove's Oscar-winning documentary, "Summer of Soul (...or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), based on long archived film footage shot during the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured a variety of renowned performances from legends such as Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Staples Singers, Ray Barretto, The Temptations' former frontman David Ruffin, The 5th Dimension, and more.

NPR story:  https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1010306918/summer-of-soul-questlove-movie-review-harlem-cultural-festival

Questlove gets the Academy Award for best documentary:

https://djmag.com/news/questlove-wins-best-original-documentary-oscar-summer-soul

 

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