Disco by Makayla Leonard

Disco emerged in the early 1970s from America’s urban nightlife scene. It is a genre of music and lifestyle that started off in house parties reaching its peak popularity between the mid 70’s and early 80’s. Its initial scenery was the night club and it was designed for almost any community to enjoy. Disco was a worldwide phenomenon, but it died down drastically in 1980, and by 1982 it had lost most of its mainstream popularity. To this day people sometimes host Disco themed throwback parties to reminisce about the old days. Disco originating in New York and the vibrant music soon was a prominent part of the show, Soul Train. Disco soon became more than just music, and evolved into a cultural statement, including dance, hairstyles, and fashion.

Popular artists in disco:

  • Donna Summer, the Queen of disco
  • Barry White
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Earth, Wind & Fire

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