Finding the Funk

Finding the Funk

Directed by: Nelson George

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Opening night! Dir. in person!

FINDING THE FUNK is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of funk music. Starting with ​f​unk’s roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the ’60s we travel to the Bay Area to celebrate Sly & the Family Stone, then to Dayton the birthplace of so many of ​f​unk’s originators, then Detroit where from the ashes of Motown, P-Funk’s Mothership arose, and onto LA where a new crop of musicians are creating their own ​f​unk history. On our journey into Funk, we talk to legends Sly Stone, Bootsy, George Clinton, Nona Hendrix, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, and Steve Arrington and their descendants Mike D, D’Angelo, Sheila E, Shock G and Stuart Matthewman. Narrated by Questlove of the Roots.

NR, 62 Minutes

Rainbow Media