What the FUNK?!

Characteristics

  • Syncopated music with emphasis on the down beat

  • Instruments: electric bass, electric guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer, and many horn sounds

  • Lyrics are typically lenses into the experiences of the average African American

Key Artists and Groups

  • Earth, Wind and Fire

  • James Brown

  • Sly

  • Kool & the Gang

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Ari Lennox

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