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Section 26 presents The Midnight Hour: A true journey through soul, jazz and hip-hop.

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The Midnight Hour is an encounter between two producers, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The first is an analogue freak, a fan of good old soul and psychedelic music, whose productions range from the soundtrack of Black Dynamite – a tribute to Blaxpoitation –, to Ghostface Killah’s latest albums. The latter, Ali Shaheed, or “Mr Mohammad”, is a founding member of legendary band A Tribe Called Quest, but also The Ummah (with J Dilla & Q-Tip) as well as Lucy Pearl (with Raphael Saadiq and Dawn Robinson), whose innovative productions have revolutionized the hip-hop sound and influenced a number of performers such as D’AngeloErykah BaduYasiin BeyThe Roots or Pharrell.
The Midnight Hour is also a musical, cultural, and political declaration, which honours American Black music. A journey through soul, jazz and hip-hop. An album which could have been sampled by every band and performer of the Golden age of hip-hop, made up of instant classics combining, among others, Cee Lo GreenLaetitia SadierQuestlove
An encounter with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed in Manchester, during the last concert of their European tour.

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