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Richard Pryor does a hilarious performance while Isaac Hayes turns the motha out!!
Aside from the [great] music, there are interviews with working-class black Angelenos which give you a look at the political and social climate at that point in time.
There's a lot of good music and the film definitely has a lot more to offer beyond being tagged unfortunately as the Black Woodstock.
A really impressive collection of musical talent in this DVD. By it's very nature, it is a political statement vis-a-vis the racial tension of Watts (as the title suggests), but,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert
Wattstax this is most certain a special edition,
a 30th anniversary that bring the past to the present.
This concert and the interviews of other artists and local people really capture the spirit of the time that this occurred. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laura Jensen
This one of the blackest things I have ever seen. The other blackest thing was James Brown performing on Soul Train. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Aaron
If you're looking for a video of the concert, move along. If you're looking for how the concert affected the Watts neighborhood, or for a cross-section of black America in this... Read morePublished 9 months ago by kate
I love Stax records, and after buying and loving the Stax/Volt DVD I decided to pick up the Wattstax DVD as well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MJ