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:

Discotheque, library of phonograph became short for disco. Disco is beautiful, vibrant combination of dance music and culture that began in the 1970s. Disco is a mixture of soul, pop, funk, and electronic dance music mainly used in clubs and public gatherings.

Prominent disco artists include Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Prince, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many more. Disco music was a great example of life in the 70s. Disco was very carefree like the personalities, people become open about their sexuality and women started to stand up for their rights. Disco became a lifestyle.

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