Giving Up the Funk: George Clinton says goodbye to the road | Entertainment Weekly

Rodney Carmichael, Entertainment Weekly Martin Schoeller/August. Featured Image Funk has left the building. Well, technically, the Funk has only retired to a room adjacent to the stage where his masseuse awaits. “I need my massage,” George Clinton says. At 77, his pre-concert ritual is a lot different than it used to be: No illicit drugs.…

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Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! review – poetry in motion | The Guardian

Kitty Empire, The Guardian Jamila Woods – engaged but accessible. Photograph: Bradley Murray, Featured Image might be an up-and-coming soul singer, but US poet and activist Jamila Woods is a team player. Her second album is also a showcase for other people’s work. Each song on this engaged but accessible record memorialises a figure from…

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First look: National Museum of African American Music unveils collection | Tennessean Construction is well underway on the Downtown Nashville complex that will eventually house the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in 2019.

Construction is well underway on the Downtown Nashville complex that will eventually house the National Museum of African American Music, scheduled to open in 2019.

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‘They put us in a little box’: how racial tensions shape modern soul music | The Guardian While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

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Black Music History: From Plantations to the White House – NOFI At every stage of their integration on American soil, black people have created the kind of music that reflected their social integration as well as their state of mind. That was the starting point of The young African-American and the rap phenomenon, a study conducted by Pascal Archimède, trainer in english and author of the book « Music in professional language training ».

At every stage of their integration on American soil, black people have created the kind of music that reflected their social integration as well as their state of mind. That was the starting point of The young African-American and the rap phenomenon, a study conducted by Pascal Archimède, trainer in english and author of the book « Music in professional language training ».

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