Soul Summit grew out of New York’s legendary underground club culture and street parties. Nineteen years ago, Tabu, Jeff Mendoza and Sadiq Bellamy bonded over their love for Soul, House and Disco music and launched an all-day dance session in Fort Greene Park.
In August, producer Shirine Saad joined the revelers to uncover how Soul Summit became a cult celebration of the neighborhood’s vibrant diversity, and of the legacy of DJing. Fans came from around the world to take part in this Sunday ritual of dancing, drumming, dressing up and spirituality.
The party has traveled the world, bringing together followers from every generation and background - but it remains rooted in Fort Greene’s creative community and in African-American culture.