Keynote Address — Funk and Afro Futurism: The Past, Present, and Future of the Funk

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Keynote Address — Funk and Afro Futurism: The Past, Present, and Future of the Funk

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Dr. Frederick “Rickey” Vincent is author of the award-winning Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One (1996), the first definitive treatment of funk music and culture. His address addresses:

  • Liberation in the Moment: Other Worlds and Black Liberation (from Soul Train to “Wakanda Forever”)
  • The Rhythm Revolution: Liberation, Motion, and Black Identity (JB and The One)
  • Transcendence: The Higher Plane of the Funk Groove (Sly and the body/mind/spirit unification)
  • The Collective: Tribalism in a Post-Industrial World (Funk blends genres, blends cultures as long as it’s “On the One”)
  • The Epic: P-Funk Earth Tour and Beyond (The “super groups” take over)
  • More Bounce: Digital Funk and the Search for the Soul in the Machine (From Disco to House to EDM)
  • Bring That Beat Back: the Return of the Raw (From LA to DC, the funk band returns)

Publication Date

11-4-2021

City

Dayton, OH

Disciplines

African American Studies | Music | Musicology

Keynote Address — Funk and Afro Futurism: The Past, Present, and Future of the Funk

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