James Brown

Father of Funk: James Brown By: Alexia Khalil Funky James Born in South Carolina in 1933, James Brown lived an interesting life and left an

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All About The Funk

By Nelly Ruach Funk music has been one of my favorite to learn about. This form of music allowed for the creative ability of a

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That Funky Funk

That Funky Funk by Lila Gilliam Funk music was born in the late 60s and continued to be popular during the 70s from Soul and

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Perseverence: Chaka Khan

Perseverence: Chaka Khan Early Life Yvette Marie “Chaka Khan” Stevens was born on March 23, 1953 to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Versatility of Funk

By: MacKenzie Fox The most popular artists within the funk genre were popular for making people wanting to get down and funky but also due

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Let’s Go to Funky Town!

During the 1960’s Racial, economic and political tensions ran high during the United States. At a time of unrest among many communities in the United

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Funk is…By: Brooke and Di

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Funk de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions used in other related genres and brings a strong rhythmic groove of a bass line played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a drummer to the foreground. Like much of African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments playing interlocking grooves. Funk uses the same richly-colored extended chords found in bebop jazz, such as minor chords with added sevenths and elevenths, or dominant seventh chords with altered ninths.

 

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