This performance from 2001 at the New Morning in Paris showcases one of the greatest singers in the soul tradition, Gil Scott-Heron. Inspired by writer Langston Hughes, one of the driving forces behind the Afro-centrism of the sixties, Scott-Heron put his first texts to music. He tried his hand at the keyboard in rock groups and published "The Nigger Factory". His music and lyrics, part poetic, part political, which denounce the repressive violence exerted on African-Americans by society in the U.S. soon made him the cult hero of the radical rap and hip-hop musicians throughout the world. This DVD is a fine example of the rebellious storyteller's ability.