Joseph Patel on producing Summer of Soul and finding himself


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Sooooo we’re doing a podcast. Here’s the first one. It’s a conversation with Joseph Patel, producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary Summer of Soul, which presents long-lost footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. Patel has worn many hats; before he was a film producer, he was a rap journalist, writing for places like Vibe, XXL and Ego Trip. Before that, he helped found the underground rap label SoleSides. Akash and I talked to Joseph about the process behind Summer of Soul, South Asian representation at the Oscars and the future of music journalism. Hope you dig it.

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