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Questlove Remembers the Black Woodstock

July 12 & 19, 2021 New Yorker cover
July 12 & 19, 2021

Questlove Remembers the Black Woodstock
by Bruce Handy

In his fight against Black erasure, the Roots drummer, who has amassed two hundred thousand LPs (plus bags full of “Soul Train” VHS tapes), makes his directorial début with “Summer of Soul,” about the mostly forgotten series of concerts in Harlem, in 1969.