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Brown Bag: The History of Funk Music

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Enjoy Black Music Appreciation Month with the Black Arts & Cultural Center. During the 1970s this fun, futuristic and freaky music changed the streets of America with its outrageous fashion, space-age vision and streetwise slang. But more than that, funk was a celebration of being black, providing a platform for a new philosophy, belief system and lifestyle that was able to unite young black Americans into taking pride in who they were. Today, like blues and jazz, it is looked on as one of the great American musical cultures, its rhythms and hooks reverberating throughout popular music. Without it hip-hop wouldn’t have happened. Dance music would have no groove. This documentary tells that story, exploring the music and artists who created a positive soundtrack at a negative time for African-Americans. Includes new interviews with George Clinton, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, War, Cameo, Ray Parker Jnr and trombonist Fred Wesley.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Black Arts & Cultural Center
Phone:
269-349-1035
Email:
info@blackartskalamazoo.org
Website:
blackartskalamazoo.org

Venue

Black Arts & Cultural Center
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Phone:
269-349-1035
Website:
blackartskalamazoo.org

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