A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James Brown to D’Angelo, we areFINDING THE FUNK!
Inspired by an idea from legendary record producer Arthur Baker, “Finding The Funk” is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. We start in Dayton the birthplace of so many of Funk’s originators, then onto Detroit where from the ashes of Motown, P-Funk’s Mothership arose and then to LA where a new crop of musicians, like DaM-FunK, are creating their own Funk history. Among those featured in the film are Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, D’Angelo, Marcus Miller, Mtume, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, Steve Arrington, Reggie Hudlin, Sheila E, Shock G, Alan Leeds, Sade‘s Stuart Matthewman and Diplo. Hosted by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Directed by Nelson George.
WE need your support! Help us reach our goal of $20,000 by November 9th.Donate $5, $10 or $50, every dollar counts; your contribution will make a difference. Our backers receive a number of funky rewards like film credits, digital funk mixtape curated by Stone’s Throw label headPeanut Butter Wolf, a special sneak peek screening of Finding The Funk at Converse’s Rubber Tracks in NYC, and an opportunity to get your music track re-mixed by legendary music producer Arthur Baker best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, and the British groupNew Order. Find out more details about our rewards right here. Share our Kickstarter Campaign with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
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“Don’t be afraid of the funk. Embrace the funk, it’s apart of you.” – Bootsy Collins