Tuesday, September 07, 2004


I'll try to put up sound files later but in case I don't have the chance...

On PBS tonight (10pm), they're broadcasting the updated documentary on the 1972 Wattstax concert - held at the LA Coliseum and bringing together the music, politics and culture of the era in front of 100,000 strong. All things considered, it was a remarkable event - not just for the music (though that doesn't hurt) but also for what it signified at that moment in U.S. cultural history, especially in bringing Memphis to Watts: two of the most significant centers of African American cultural attitudes and vision.

Catch this.

(Thanks to Honey for emailing me with a reminder about tonight's screening)