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Kool & The Gang and The Floozies Release New Single

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Detroit was once hailed as the hub of funk and home of the famous Motown Records. It was where the auto industry changed the world and where Marshall Mathers changed hip hop. Over recent years, however, the great city of Detroit has fallen but in the wake of its recession has come its rebirth.

Join the Funk Revival With Analog Son

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

As the world's shift to the digital era becomes more apparent, those who fight for the tangible authenticity of the analog era stand out in a world of computers and technology.

Renown Russian Funk Band, The Soul Surfers, Hit Detroit for First Tour of U.S.A. Ever

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.24.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Of all of the places you'd think, Russia really isn't on the top of the list of where one of the most exciting modern funk bands would be from. That's where The Soul Surfers call home.

Jimi Hendrix: A Musical Icon

Chris Williams | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Williams

As the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side is set to be released to movie theaters nationwide today, it's time to reflect on the life of one of popular culture's largest iconic figures.

Jessica Kane

This Student Is The Future Face Of Funk Music | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

How many female bass players could you name on the spot? There's a pretty good chance your answer would be zero, but there's one name you should be ge...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Meet Tower of Power's New Lead Singer

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Ray Greene always knew that he was destined to share his musical gifts with audiences around the world. Now he's finally getting his chance to do just that.

John Arnold and Jeremy Ellis at the Majestic Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Both of their careers are stories in themselves, but together they are an amazing sight to see.

The Funk Embassy: What Would James Brown Think?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

At best, one would expect to get a brand new bag out of The Funk Embassy. But instead, a fusion of Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, R&B, a bit of hip hop, and a bit of rap is what one gets.

American Finds a Carioca Heart in Rio's Favelas Through Funk Music

Tracy Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tracy Lee

Along the gritty edges of Brazil where the dirt roads spiral up into the hills of Rio de Janiero and ramshackle homes jut out and dot the horizon, 32-year-old California native and funk star Don Blanquito forged his own way into these favelas to find the pulse to his other heart -- and the Carioca (Rio-born) way of life.

Remembering Chuck Brown

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.17.2013 | DC

Thursday night at D.C.'s Howard Theater, The Chuck Brown All Star Go-Go Tribute Band, among others, will honor the first anniversary of a D.C. legend'...

12 Other Songs Ashford & Simpson Wrote

IllDoctrine | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Tonight came the sad news that (along with fellow songwriting great Jerry Leiber) Nick Ashford passed away today. For those who know Ashford & Simpson...

Songwriter Nick Ashford Of Ashford & Simpson Dies

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics ...

WATCH: The Untelevised Revolution: A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Patrick Pressl | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

On May 27th, poet/singer/songwriter/activist Gil Scott-Heron passed away at the age of 62. Scott-Heron, perhaps best known for his spoken-word piece "...