Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Using mostly behind-the-scenes footage, Five Conversations About Soul offers an intimate look at the lives of both established and emerging soul artists, and touches on subjects ranging from the business of the music industry itself to the roots of soul music and its far-reaching affect on artists and fans alike. Opinion runs rampant backstage, where, in a series of candid interviews, two generations of soul artists discuss its perceived homogenization, as well as reflect on its past and more recent influence on the African-American community. Among the artists featured are Teddy Pendergrass, Jaquar Wright, George Clinton, Fertile Ground, Julie Dexter, Olu Butterfly Woods, and Maysa Leak.
African-American, behind-the-scenes, influence, interview, musician, music-industry, music-scene, observations, reflection [thought], roots [origins], soul-music