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PRE36 - The Southern Origins of Funk Pt2
About the Episode
Like most forms of American music, Funk takes much of its influence from the music of the early South. The family tree is complicated, but Funk channelled gospel, blues, jazz and afro-cuban rhythms into a new creation that would become the voice of its generation, and influence music all over the world in generations to come.
On this episode, Badd Kitti examines Southern Funk, from both various regions and time periods. Hop on board this southern excursion starting in Georgia with Funk’s founding father, James Brown in the 60s, on through to Texas with Lizzo in the new millenium – and plenty of stops in between.
About the Podcast
“The Funk Excursion with Badd Kitti” takes listeners on a musical journey through the history and culture of funk, with thoughtfully curated topics designed to be educational as well as entertaining. In addition to a mean mix of rare grooves and b-sides, the program provides background and insights that contextualize funk as not just music of a bygone area, but an influential and ever evolving contemporary art form.
Episodes are uploaded every 1st, 2nd and 3rd week of the month.
About the Producer/Host
Badd Kitti, (a.k.a. Brieze Thompson) is a multi-talented keyboardist, vocalist, composer, band leader, and educator, working in the Philadelphia area. Her role as a pioneer of the city’s mid-2000’s funk revival earned her the title , ‘Philadelphia’s Queen of Funk‘.
Badd Kitti’s lifelong love of funk music, coupled with her experience as a professional musician, combine to offer a unique and insightful perspective on the program’s topic.
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