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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Jamie Foxx Presents Thunder Soul

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Jamie Foxx Presents Thunder Soul

You won’t want to miss the new doc that follows the 1970's Kashmere High School Stage Band.

Published September 22, 2011

Get ready to get funky! The Jamie Foxx executive produced documentary Thunder Soul has been sweeping up accolades and nominations since its 2010 debut at the SXSW Festival and today it officially hits theaters.  

 

Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s Kashmere High School Stage Band.  They return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof” Johnson, their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

 

The band’s electrifying performances led to live appearances in Europe and Japan and, in 1972, Kashmere won the All-American High School Stage Band Festival in Mobile, Alabama, while segregationist George Wallace was state governor.

 

Foxx, a musician himself, was moved after watching the film and got involved in post production. "I can't wait to share Thunder Soul with the world so that everyone can enjoy this one of a kind experience," Foxx told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's such an entertaining and inspirational story that touches your soul and awakens the human spirit in the way that only love and the power of music can."

 

Check a clip of this stirring documentary above!

Written by Lisa Johnson

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