In the summer of 1969, a series of concerts featuring the greatest figures in soul music took place in Harlem. At the same time, about a hundred miles to the north, Woodstock was taking place. Only one of the two manifestations became part of the collective popular memory. The Harlem Cultural Festival ended up hidden in the dustbin of history until it was excavated by the director of this film, Ahmir Khalib Thompson, better known as Questlove – frontman of The Roots. The Summer of Soul has already earned its reputation as one of the greatest music documentaries in recent years, winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, as well as the the Audience and Grand Jury Awards at Sundance.