The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Bookstore invite you to our monthly exploration of:
Music & Movements: Funk to the Folks
Saturday, March 3 @ 3:00-6:00PM
Hear a presentation, listen to music, engage in discussion.
“Funk to the Folks” will explore the sociopolitical significance of funk music and its offshoots, exploring the impact of musicians such as James Brown, Gil Scott-Heron, & Parliament-Funkadelic. Chris’ presentation will discuss the music’s connections to black power, afro-futurism and themes of liberation, and its long-term influence from the furious afrobeat of Fela Kuti, to the brash, rebellious sounds of hip-hop by artists such as Public Enemy.
Chris Bengtson is a local DJ and music aficionado, with a special passion for funk, jazz, hip-hop, & afro-latin music. He has curated over 80 mix shows online, sent remixes & edits to DJs worldwide, and broadcasts bi-monthly on a French online radio station.
Join us for a great journey!
3-4 pm at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.
4-6pm at A Greener Read Bookstore, 506 Kenny St.
Free and Open to All. firstname.lastname@example.org and 651-230-3294