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The word "funk", once defined in dictionaries as body odor or the smell of sexual intercourse, commonly has been regarded as coarse or indecent. African-American musicians originally applied "funk" to music with a slow, mellow groove, then later with a hard-driving, insistent rhythm because of the word's association with sexual intercourse. This early form of the music set the pattern for later musicians. The music was slow, sexy, loose, riff-oriented and dance able. Funky typically described these...

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Origins of Funk Music

music, when Sly and the Family Stone had recorded " Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey." This opened the doors to young, black, poor males to take their beliefs to a mass audience. Many were close followers of Malcolm X. Bootsy Collins, the revolutionary funk bassist who played in James Brown's backing band, Parliament, and eventually his own project Bootsy‘s Rubber Band remembers being in a hectic situation that he fell into. Explaining that the riots were everywhere including right outside his house in...

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Lasting Impacts of Funk and Disco

The Lasting Impacts of Funk and Disco The transition from the 1960’s to the 1970’s was a rough one. A decade characterized by the supposed defeat of poverty and racism as well as the conquest of space, was subsequently and surprisingly followed by a decade of chaos and disorder in the world. The country was running out of promise, the troops were running out of Vietnam, and the President was running out of office. Luckily however, the emergence of great music simply could not be affected by the...

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Brennan Quek Yu Xuan Class: DMC03 Admin no: P1234624 “The Afro Show” proposal. “The Afro Show” is a special one hour-long radio show for SPACEradio. Featuring music from 2 genres, Disco and Funk, it aims to allow its listeners to know more about and get in touch with the music culture from the early 70s till the late 80’s. -Theme and Format- The format of “The Afro Show” would be Oldies, where music from the 70’s and 80’s would be played...

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Hip Hop vs America

break-dancing, the b-boys, and the b-girls. How you act, walk, look talk are all part of hip-hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip-hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red, and white cultures. Whatever music that gives you the grunt. That funk. That grove or that brat. It’s all part of hip-hop. Hip-Hop began as an early ‘70s youth street culture in New York City, with all of the peculiarities of place embedded in it- the slang the way people moved. If one had grown up in the Black community...

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Choral Speaking Script

genres of music, no wonder life is a symphony! ALL: Music influences teenagers in s~o many ways. L1,2,3: Hearing your favourite song on the radio can turn your day 360 degrees! R1,2,3: It’s the most effective medium that teens use to break out of the funk. ALL: There is just so much meaning behind music nowadays! Music can also tell an artist’s life story, things they have been through, and even their opinion on certain views. L&R2,3: Songs about the environment, L&R1:[earth song!] If they...

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Do different types of music affect the thinking and behavior of teenagers?

DJs. House music is a genre of Electronic dance music that was originated in 1980’s in the famous American city of Chicago. Disco is a style of music that became famous in late 1970’s and is played in the Discs and Clubs. Disco music is also called Funk. Hip hop, Rock, and Electro are music styles that consists of a stylized rhythmic music accompanied with rapping. Rapping is a rhyming and a rhythmic speech that is sung at a faster pace but in the same tempo of the song that is being played. Hip hop...

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This essay is about the history of Rock and Roll and how it changed society.

this time that the gospel- based music of Ray Charles declined, and a new style of rock and roll, known as "funk" became immensely popular. The song associated with this decline was James Brown's "Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud". James Brown was commonly known as the "Father of Funk" and the "Godfather of Soul". Brown felt the need to "redefine the black identity", which led to funk music, an expressive time in black music. James was known for using melodic instruments in his music to create...

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Music in the 1970

recognition. The “psychedelic” sixties introduced us to rock and roll, funk, and music created based on the effects of drugs and the feelings of peace and love. The nineteen seventies re-invented these sounds and exemplified the feeling of the general society. This era provided a strong foundation of political and social issues, which was a major influence on the lyrical aspect of these new songs. With rock and roll and funk flourishing, new genres began to branch off. Some of these offshoots were...

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Hip Hop in Society

tradition of poetry and speech over music. Many believe hip hop was born in the historic building in 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, New York. This is where DJ Kool Herc and other DJs would perform. He also developed “break-beat deejaying” where the breaks of funk songs were repeated and isolated to be used and go with all-night dance parties. Herc would make announcements to dancers which would lead to rhyme spoken accompaniment now known as rapping. This formed the basis of hip hop music. (Jeff Chang, 2005)...

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