Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Story Of Funk

You still have a couple of hours to hear the first episode of three of BBC:s The Story of Funk as presented by actress Pam Grier.

In this three part series, American actress Pam Grier ensures Radio 2 is one station under a groove, taking listeners on an historic funk odyssey. She's been a fan of the music since she starred in the so-called Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s. Back then, funk was not only the soundtrack to her films but also to a vital time in American history for black people. It was a time of self discovery, struggle and social change. The music reflected all of that.
And part two airs this evening!

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