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Arab-Jewish Funk Duo Make Joyous Music Together

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

Chromeo, the Arab-Jewish musical duo who made a splash this spring with their latest album “White Women,” joined HuffPost Live for a chat on Thurs...

Jessica Kane

This Student Is The Future Face Of Funk Music

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Behold, The Language Of Street Art In Istanbul

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"The Language Of The Wall. Graffiti / Street Art" Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey No street artist is a prophet in his own land, to paraphrase the La...

Feel James Brown's Groove: Get On Up

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

Universal Pictures 'Get On Up' is an inspiring, emotional and masterful biopic of James Brown, one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century.

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of The Help".

Adam Goldberg

Chromeo Talks To HuffPost About The New Album 'White Women'

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

This is Chromeo's time. The musical team of David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, aka Dave 1 and P-Thugg, released their newest album, "White Wome...

NO SECURITY: The Visionary Prophet-5

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

In 2014, when we think of the microprocessor, we tend to think of the personal computer or cell phone. While researching the history of the microprocessor, I discovered a way in which it turned up in our culture in the most pervasive way it could have: Music.

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

Marla Mase's Half-Life: In the Act of Becoming Herself

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Words are a big thing for Marla Mase. For her, music counterbalances and complements the vignettes that swirl around in her head. The brief accounts of fear, the blues, anxiety or the hope -- these are the themes that drive her.

Bored with American Hip Hop, R&B and Funk? Go EAST, Music Lover

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

It's becoming harder and harder to find American R&B that satisfies my soul. I grew up on Chicago's Southside during the 50s and 60s. I danced dow...

Fantastic Man: First Ever Documentary on Nigerian Artist William Onyeabor

Eddie Cota | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Eddie Cota

Nigerian artist William Onyeabor self-released eight albums that took a heavy synthesized futuristic approach to African funk and soul music. Three decades later, the first-ever documentary, Fantastic Man, explores Onyeabor's uniqueness and lasting impact through interviews and rare footage.

Marla Mase Releases New EP

David Duran | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
David Duran

Her mix of styles, sounds and words makes for an extremely interesting listening experience. Her music leads the listener to believe that she is a true performer.

De Lux On New Albums, Feeling Cool, and Old School Disco Stuff

Alex Jeffries | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

De Lux makes it possible to dance, think, dance, wonder, and dance some more.

4 Steps to Blast Through the Funky Funks

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Whether it's after work, the weekends or a more cyclical monthly funky funk, it's important to make note of when it happens. Becoming aware of your patterns will help you create a plan of attack, or just allow you to avoid falling into the viscous cycle of wasting time and then feeling even worse after.

That One Time I Saw Andy Allo in Frankfurt

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Before the actual show I got to sit in on the sound check, and chat and exchange some laughs with Ms. Allo. And THAT my friends was the beginning of my "ALLOhigh".

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.

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.

On the A With Souleo: Questlove and Nelson George Go Searching for the Funk

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.07.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Since its peak in the 1970s, funk bands have significantly decreased in mainstream visibility and commercial success.

Steve Gadd Sets the Groove in Gadditude

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This album grows on you each time you play it. Put it on your CD player or iPod and simply sit back and enjoy. Steve Gadd's staid, subtle performance throughout is a testament to his ability to let the music speak for itself with a total lack of hubris.

Monáe, Mayweather and the Curious Case of the Female Alter Ego

Rajul Punjabi | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Rajul Punjabi

Being armed with a complementary version of oneself seems wise and self-sufficient. But female artists and performers are more inclined to allow an alter ego to embrace them. Is it that the community is not supporting them in the right way or do we just expect more from our women, more for our female dollar?

Detroit Music Producer GRiZ Bends Soul and Electronic Genres in the EDM World

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.06.2013 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The young upstart blends a futuristic electronic sounds reminiscent of dubstep/bass music but shakes it up with a heavy dose of classical funk, soul, and jazz. His sound, which he would describe as "electro-soul" if a genre needs attached to it.

Charles Bradley Gives Some Soul to The Great American Music Hall

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.06.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

Brooklyn soul singer Charles Bradley has been called the "Screaming Eagle of Soul," and last night I discovered why there could not be a more accurate way to describe this man.

Once Again, Donald Fagen Delivers

Joan K. Smith | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Donald Fagen -- as a solo artist -- is back, and this time we only had to wait six years. When the first single from Sunken Condos dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up?

Summer's Here and the Time Is Right for Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Tuesday June 26 marks the beginning of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series, now in its 24th season. The series kicks off A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

How George Clinton Is Using Indiegogo To #SaveFunk Online

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

George Clinton goes by many monikers: the Funkmaster, The Granddaddy of Funk, and my personal favorite, Dr. Funkenstein.