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Soul of A Nation

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Aug 10th, 2017. Artwork published in
July 2017
    Source: License: All Rights Reserved.

    Soul of A Nation Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power: Underground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964–79

    From Soul Jazz Records:

    This album features Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Oneness of Juju, Phil Ranelin, Don Cherry and more. This release coincides with the new Soul of A Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition now at Tate Modern. […] The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical 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.

    The album cover uses a detail of a painting by Barkley L. Hendricks from 1969, Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved Any Black People — Bobby Seale), which is featured in the exhibition at Tate Modern. The typeface is ITC Ronda (1970) by Herb Lubalin, used in all caps.


    • ITC Ronda




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